Vacant house fire under investigation

Vacant house fire under investigation

Investigators with the Spokane Fire Department’s Special Investigation Unit are investigating a house fire that occurred Tuesday.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 1100 block of East Glass Ave.

Fire crews confirmed heavy fire from the rear of the structure. The fire was quickly located and extinguished in approximately 20 minutes. However, high outside temperatures slowed efforts to eliminate small fires in crawl spaces. The last remaining crews left the scene around 5:30 p.m.

The house was vacant and there were no civilian or firefighter injuries.

The fire caused severe damage to the rear of the residence with smoke damage throughout.