Spokane Valley firefighters were able to prevent a fire in a south Valley backyard from spreading to a home early Thursday morning.
According to the Spokane Valley Fire Department, crews responded to the 13000 block of E. 29th Ave. with the homeowners reporting a large fire in their backyard getting close to their home.
Arriving crews and engines worked together and began a quick attack on the fire, knocking it down in less than 10 minutes.
The fire damage was primarily to a "grill shack," outdoor patio and surrounding trees. There were no reported injuries to the occupants or animals in the home, and no firefighters were injured.
The home sustained no fire damage, and the family will still be able to continue occupying it.
SVFD says the homeowners were alerted to the fire after their son heard a loud noise in the backyard and woke up his parents.