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41 People Displaced After Apartment Fire: People Sift Through Damage To Find What's Left

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Many of the people displaced by the apartment fire in the 6500 block of North Atlantic came back Sunday to sift through what was left. Many items from the fire could no longer be recognized because of the extensive damage.

Firefighters say the wind and construction of the older building contributed to how quickly the fire spread. Spokane County Fire District 9 estimates the damage to be close to $700,000. The top floor of the building is a complete loss.

Everyone made it out of the building safely during the blaze, but most people who lived their lost everything they owned. One resident came back Sunday and was thankful to find a framed picture of her mother in good enough conditiont to save.

The Red Cross is helping the 41 people displaced by the fire. It has set up a shelter at Friends Church, located at 1612 W Dalke if you would like to help by donating.




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SPOKANE, Wash.-  41 people receiving assistance from the Red Cross after a building at the Brick Haven Apartment Complex on the 6500 block of North Atlantic went up in flames. We spoke with a woman who was in the apartment where the fire started.  She says the fire started in a closet in the apartment. 

Residents in the building said they had no time to grab any of their personal belongings and some even said they didn't have time to put shoes on because the flames spread so quickly.  Fire investigators say the building is a total loss.  The Red Cross released this statement:


Currently, 41 displaced residents have checked in at the Red Cross shelter at Spokane Friends Church.

Residents are meeting with Red Cross caseworkers to discuss the assistance available through the Red Cross. Anyone impacted by this fire is welcome to stay at the shelter. Residents can also come to the shelter to meet with a caseworker.

The shelter will remain open until all displaced residents have a recovery plan and secure new housing.

All services are provided by the Red Cross at no cost to disaster victims. The community can help disaster victims like these by making a financial donation to the Red Cross at


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