Unoccupied home near Underhill Park destroyed by fire overnight

<p><p>An unoccupied home in east Spokane was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived to put out the blaze. </p></p><p><p>The fire at a home near Altamont Street and Seventh Avenue was reported at about 2:30 a.m., said Julie O’Berg, deputy chief of operations at the Spokane Fire Department. </p></p><p><p>Crews battled the blaze for about an hour and  eventually were able to tamp down the flames, she said. Firefighters on scene <a href=”https://www.khq.com/news/sfd-spd-investigate-reports-that-home-destroyed-in-fire-was-set-by-person-recently-evicted/article_95f4e2d2-4933-11ec-a56e-53c40c7f3df1.html” target=”_blank”>told KHQ</a> flames were shooting 20 feet in the air. </p></p><p><p>The fire burned so hot that a neighboring home sustained heat damage, O’Berg said. Due to multiple renovations there were many hidden spaces in the home that require firefighters to remain on scene for most of the morning to ensure there was no hidden fire remaining, according to a press release from the fire department.</p></p><p><p>No one was in the home when firefighters arrived.</p></p><p><p>The cause of the fire is being investigated by the fire department and by major crimes detectives at the Spokane Police Department. </p></p>