The Spokane Fire Department is investigating what started a fire that sent one person to the hospital and left seven people without a home on Wednesday.
Spokane firefighters said they received a call about building fire at Stone and Main in east Spokane around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. Residents Ashly Woods and Annette Flinn said they didn't have any time to think. They just had to run.
"I was still in my pajamas and we didn't... wasn't able to grab anything but our animals," Flinn said. "I came out with one shoe," Woods added.
They are two of the seven people who call the building's apartments home. Firefighters said the flames worked their way from the second floor to the attic of the building, and they had to pour many gallons of water through the roof to fight the flames. Woods and Flinn said they were told their basement apartment was filled with five feet of water.