Interagency Fire CrewNEW INTERAGENCY FIRE CREW: Recently SPOFR (South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue) and Spokane Fire District 4 have started an Interagency Crew to provide additional summer support for the south end of SPOFR and Northern rural areas of Spokane Fire District 4. The team is led by Interagency Coordinator SPOFR LT. Jacob Hogue, (on the left). The Spokane 4 Squad 43 Interagency truck is manned by Elvis Bajramovic, a qualified National Wildland Engine Boss (far right) Firefighter and EMT, and Patina Coote, a qualified Firefighter and EMT (middle).

Interagency Fire CrewThe second truck is SPOFR Brush 35 and is operated by Coral McLain, a SPOFR Firefighter 2 and Paramedic and Spokane Fire District 4 Firefighter Richard Parker Zeihnert.

This interagency crew has already responded to over 30 calls in those areas since starting on July 1st. This two truck team covers Elk, Riverside, parts of rural Deer Park and Southern SPOFR. The crews are primarily stationed out of SPOFR Camden Station 35 off Allen road. This allows quick access to the North Spokane Fire District 4 area and the South end of SPOFR’s area.
Rick O'Brien
Public Information Officer
SPOFR

LeClerc Road FireLECLERC ROAD FIRE: Fire crews responded at 3:12 PM on Sunday, July 3rd to 3551 LeClerc Rd S to find a commercial structure fire after neighbors called 911. They heard a loud lightning strike and within minutes, saw smoke. Scott Doughty, Battalion Chief at South Pend Oreille Fire Rescue, was the Incident Commander. Six fire departments responded with five engines, six water tenders, and over 30 firefighters.

LeClerc Road Fire CommandThe six districts responding were Pend Oreille Fire District 2, South Pend Oreille Fire Rescue District, Pend Oreille County Fire Districts 2, and 4; South Pend Oreille Fire District 5, West Pend Oreille Fire Department, and Kalispel Tribe Fire. In addition, Pend Oreille Paramedics responded to do firefighter rehab. Pictured to the right is Scott Doughty, and Lieutenant Jared McLain.

LeClerc Road FirefightLeClerc Road FirefightAccording to Scott Doughty, the fire is believed to have started with a lightning strike to the electrical feed. We want to thank Safeway in Newport for their water donation for the firefighters.
Rick O'Brien
Public Information Officer
SPOFR

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