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 Stone 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.</p></p><p><p>No one was in the home when firefighters arrived.</p></p><p><p>The cause of the fire remains under investigation, O’Berg said.</p></p>