Spokane Valley Fire Department units responded to a reported residential structure fire in the 10500 block of East 14th Avenue shortly before 3:45 am Monday.
The first SVFD unit on the scene found the structure well involved with the fire extending to the surrounding yard, said Melanie Rose, department spokeswoman.
Firefighters quickly knocked down the fire in the yard to protect neighboring homes and made an offensive attack to extinguish the fire inside the structure, which had also extended into the attic.
The fire was reported by the next door neighbor who awoke to the strong smell of smoke and an orange glow outside his bedroom window. The neighbor reported that the burned home has been vacant for an extended period of time.
A total of 12 apparatus, command and support vehicles responded to the scene, including units from Spokane County Fire District 8.
No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Spokane Valley Fire Department would like to remind residents to help protect your home from fire by keeping a defensible green space, clearing away pine needles and keeping brush trimmed.