Cause of fire at West Plains transportation company may never be determined

Fire investigators were unable to determine the cause of a blaze earlier this month that destroyed a maintenance shop and damaged several semitrucks at Victory Transportation in Spokane’s West Plains, said Spokane County District 10 Fire Chief Ken Johnson.

Crews responded to the fire at 6207 W. Thorpe Road for several hours Jan. 11. Johnson said the shop contained a semitruck, while at least 500 gallons or more of diesel fuel and used oil product spilled from ruptured containers into dry wells within the property line. Nobody was injured.

While firefighters limited water usage to prevent further spread of the oil products, Johnson said a side effect was the

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