Spokane Valley Fire Department units responded late Saturday to a reported structure fire in the 6000 block of north Starr Road in Otis Orchards.
The home owner rescued her three children from the fire before succumbing to smoke and injuries from burns. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center along with her 7-year-old daughter for treatment.
The youngest member of the family, a 17-month-old child, appeared to be unharmed.
A total of 14 apparatus and support vehicles responded along with an additional engine from Fire District 8, as well as multiple units from American Medical Response and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, said Doug Salmon, SVFD spokesman.
Upon arrival of the first fire engine, the crew found a double-wide manufactured home with heavy smoke and flame coming from one end of the structure, and the occupants outside next to the road with apparent burn injuries. Spokane Valley Fire paramedics, along with AMR crews, upon their arrival minutes later, immediately assessed, treated and transported multiple family members to a local area hospital while remaining fire crews quickly knocked down and then extinguished the fire.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Damage was extensive with no available dollar value at this time.