Mobile Home Fire in Otis Orchards
Spokane Valley, Wash. – Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) and Spokane County Fire District 8 units responded to a single wide mobile home fire Sunday on North Kenny around 2:30 pm. Valley Engine 3 (from Liberty Lake) while responding to the incident observed a large column of smoke and visible flame and immediately upgraded the incident prior to any units arriving on scene. This upgrade to a working fire dispatched additional units towards the incident scene allowing more resources to be available for a possible extended fire attack.
Valley Engine 4 (Otis Orchards) was the first unit on scene and observed a mobile home almost completely involved in fire. Engine 4 declared this a defensive fire (this alerts all incoming units the structure is not safe to enter) and immediately began applying water from outside of the structure.
The next arriving units quickly established a water supply for Engine 4 to a hydrant and began to pull additional hose lines off of Engine 4 to help mitigate the fire inside of the structure. The high winds experienced today helped to fuel the fire, especially in hard to reach places. It was reported that no one was home at the residence at the time of the fire.
Kenny Road was blocked North of Euclid and South of Wellesley, and will continued to be blocked for some time this evening.
A total of 12 apparatus, command and support vehicles responded to the scene. No injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Extensive damage was done to the mobile home.
About SVFD Spokane Valley Fire Department serves the City of Spokane Valley, City of Liberty Lake, City of Millwood and unincorporated areas of Spokane County with a combined population of 125,000 across 75 square miles. SVFD firefighters and paramedics responded to more than 17,280 emergency calls in 2017. Established in 1940, SVFD is an Accredited Agency by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, one of only a handful in Washington State. SVFD operates 10 stations providing fire suppression, emergency medical services, vehicle extrication, hazardous materials response, special operations rescue, fire investigation, fire prevention, commercial property inspection and CPR training. For more information, visit www.spokanevalleyfire.com.