Douglas County Fire District No.2 crews responded this morning at 03:41 a.m. to a report of a garage fire at
The fire was reported to 911 by a neighbor. The property owners were asleep and woke up to the sounds of the fire, and evacuated the house safely.
The incident was declared under control at 04:12 a.m. (26 minutes after arrival). Firefighters remained on scene mopping up smoldering remains until 06:53 a.m. Fire Marshal
Fire investigators determined that this fire was caused by the electrical overheating of a receptacle located inside the storage building.
Initial damage to the buildings and their contents is estimated to be $25,000.
No injuries were reported.
DCFD2 Fire Chief Greg Marlar stated” fire crews did a great stop on this early morning fire and were able to save the residence despite the intense flames they encountered upon their arrival.”
DCFD2 responded to this incident with 2 fire engines, 2 command units, and 12 firefighters. They were assisted by Winston-Dillard Fire District, Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies, PP& L and Avista Utilities.