Eleven people were displaced after an early morning fire broke out at a home near Gonzaga.

At approximately 3:00 a.m., crews from the Spokane Fire Department were dispatched to a report of a fire at a residence in the 100 block of E. Sinto Ave. Neighbors had reported seeing smoke coming from the single family residence. Spokane Police officers arrived on scene and confirmed that there was fire coming from the second floor of the home.

Initial reports were that all occupants were out of the structure, but firefighters were assigned to confirm. The fire heavily damage the second floor with smoke damage throughout the rest of the structure.

The American Red Cross was requested to assist the 11 occupants who were displaced and SCRAPS responded to assist with numerous pets.

There were no reported injuries to civilians or firefighters.

The fire is under investigation by the Spokane Fire Investigative Unit and Spokane Police Department.

** Pictures provided by SPD’s Cpl. Teresa Fuller.