An early-morning house fire was put out last week.
Spokane Valley Fire Department units responded to a reported structure fire at 6909 E. Eighth Ave. at 4 a.m. Friday.
The first SVFD units on the scene observed smoke coming from the east side of the residence and began an aggressive fire attack on the structure.
The incident was upgraded to a working fire, bringing more resources to the scene, said Craig Warzon, department spokesman.
The fire spread to the attic and a large amount of interior ceiling and insulation had to be removed to make certain the fire was extinguished.
One of the residents was woken up by the sound of broken glass. Both residents and all of their pets, including five puppies, safely escaped the residence. The residence did not appear to have working smoke detectors.
The residents thought that the fire originated in the laundry room of the house, but the actual cause is still under investigation.
A total of 13 apparatus and support vehicles responded to the scene, including crews from the Spokane Fire Department.
No firefighter injuries were reported.
Spokane Valley Fire Department would like to remind residents that working smoke alarms save lives. Be sure to replace batteries every six months and replace smoke alarms every 10 years.