Fire damages two homes early Friday in east-central Spokane

<p><p>Two homes were damaged by a fire early Friday morning in Spokane’s East Central Neighborhood.</p></p><p><p>Spokane Fire Department Deputy Chief Julie O’Berg said the blaze significantly damaged one home, and the heat of the fire caused damage to a neighboring house.</p></p><p><p>Fire crews were called to the unoccupied home near the intersection of Seventh Avenue and Altamont Street shortly before 2:30 a.m.</p></p><p><p>O’Berg said firefighters had the majority of the fire under control in less than an hour. Crews were still on scene as of 8:30 a.m. Friday investigating the cause of the fire.</p></p><p><p>The house was undergoing renovations. Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said no one was displaced from the fire.</p></p>