A home with no working smoke detectors burned earlier this week.
Spokane Valley Fire Department units responded to a reported structure fire at 10806 E. Fourth Ave., a 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, said Craig Warzon, SVFD spokesman.
The first SVFD crews on the scene observed heavy smoke and fire coming out of the door and windows on the front of the building.
Firefighters initiated an aggressive fire attack, knocking down the flames, before moving inside. The incident was upgraded to a working fire, bringing more resources to the scene.
Two adult females were inside the residence when the fire began. One resident awoke to the sound of the fire and woke the other resident. Both residents escaped without injury, however one resident singed her hair as they escaped the fire.
One dog died at the scene, Warzon said, and there were no working fire detectors in the residence.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Damage to the building was estimated at $62,500 of the $125,000 value.
A total of 14 apparatus and support vehicles responded to the scene, including one crew from Spokane Fire District 8. 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.