Firefighters respond again to massive fire at glass company in east Spokane

May 1, 2019

A massive fire erupted for the second time in less than two years early Wednesday at a Tormino’s Sash and Glass in east Spokane.

Crews were called to the building at Helena and Riverside about 3:50 a.m. Flames towered out of the building.

No injuries were reported.

The earlier fire at the building, 102 N. Helena, occurred in November 2017.

Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said the building stores a lot of glass, much of which remained in the building despite the earlier fire. He said crews were fighting it as a defensive fire, meaning they were battling it only from the outside. One reason was because of dangling electrical wires.

This report will be updated.