It was a busy Saturday morning for firefighters as they responded to a second apartment fire within a half-dozen hours.
Spokane Valley Fire Department units responded around 9 Saturday to a fire at an apartment complex at 227 S. Adams, said Capt. Craig Warzon, department spokesman.
Spokane Valley Engine 7 was the first unit on scene, and crew members found a fire on the south side of the complex with fire on the third floor. The fire was quickly upgraded to a second alarm, bringing more personnel and equipment to the scene.
Additional units were assigned to deal with the fire and search all three floors of the complex.
The fire was quickly knocked down, with the fire primarily contained to the third floor balcony. Two adults and two children were in the apartment at the time of the fire.
One adult female was transported to a local hospital for smoke inhalation. The two children were assessed on scene but not transported.
There were 18 units that responded to the scene, including automatic-aid units from Spokane Fire District 8, Spokane Fire District 9 and the Spokane Fire Department.
There were no reported injuries to firefighters or residents, Warzon said.
The fire appears to have originated on the third floor balcony. The fire is currently under investigation, and no cause has been determined at this time.
SVFD would like to remind everybody to make sure that you properly dispose of used smoking materials, Warzon added.