Spokane Valley Fire roundup: Two homes ablaze reported 10 minutes apart

Being a firefighter is an unpredictable business. Crews can be kept running from call to call or go hours between calls. On Feb. 18, the entire Spokane Valley Fire Department scrambled to respond to two fires called in only 10 minutes apart.

The first call, a fire at an abandoned house in the 12600 block of East Main Avenue, was reported at 12:32 a.m. A neighbor spotted smoke coming from the roof and called firefighters. When crews arrived, they determined that the fire appeared to have started under the front porch and had spread to the attic. Though the house was vacant, the power was still on and created

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