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Fire crews knock down structure fire in Spokane Valley

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Fire crews have knocked down a fire that has destroyed a garage and burned a home located in the 1700 block of S. Balfour Blvd.  The fire was reported just before 9 p.m. Monday and originally started in the detached garage, but then spread to the house.  A fire official with the Spokane Valley Fire department said fortunately the damage to the house itself was "not that bad.  He said the home sustained mostly smoke damage and the family should be able to move back into the house in about a week.

Fire crews were able to get the fire under control in about 20 minutes after arriving on scene.

The Red Cross offered their services said they offered their assistance to the one adult and one teenager that were displaced by the fire, but their assistance was not needed and the two will be staying with family.

Fire officials say the people in the home at the time of the fire and their pets were able to get out without injury when the fire started.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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