Two people in hospital from shed fire in Spokane Valley

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — Two people are in the hospital after their shed caught on fire in the backyard of their home at Spokane Valley.

The fire happened in the backyard of a home on North Mayhew Road in Spokane Valley. Units from the Spokane Valley Fire Department were initially called to the fire for reports of a possible illegal burn with smoke and no exact address.

The reports were quickly upgraded to a shed fire in the backyard with a severely burned individual. It was later upgraded to a working structure fire and other units responded to the scene. The fire was put out quickly and did not spread to other structures.

Crews contacted the male homeowner who had burned clothes and severe burns on his legs. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. A woman also sustained minor burns from the fire and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The shed is completely lost.

North Mayhew Road and Everett Street were closed as crews worked on putting out the fire. No firefighters were hurt.

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