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Busy Saturday for firefighters

Plume of smoke from Medical Lake house fire Plume of smoke from Medical Lake house fire
Fire guts a home in Medical Lake Fire guts a home in Medical Lake

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Several fires around the area kept fire crews busy Saturday morning and left at least one family homeless. 

Around 4 a.m. Saturday fire crews responded to the report of a fire at a coffee stand on the corner of Ash and Boone in west central Spokane.  When fire crews arrived they found a large blue plastic recycling bin on fire .  The bin was sitting up against the coffee stand, but the fire did not spread to the structure.  Crews were quickly able to extinguished the fire, but fire officials say the fire is believed to be arson.

At 4:40 a.m. Medical Lake police officer Christopher Johnston was on patrol when in the 600 block of Lefevre in Medical Lake when he noticed the house was on fire.  Fire officials say the police officer then broke down the front door and rushed into the home alerting the sleeping family inside.  Two adults and two children living in the home were able to get out safely.  The Red Cross is assisting the family with finding shelter.  The house sustained extensive damage from the fire, the cause is under investigation.

Another fire broke out around 6:00 Saturday morning at a home that was under construction in 6100 block of N. Garfield near Spokane.  No one was in the structure at the time of the fire.  The owners of the house were living in a nearby trailer, while the home was under construction.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

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