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South Hill home thought to be total loss

SPOKANE, Wash.- Spokane fire investigators are working to determine the cause of a house fire in the 3500 block of Lydia Court on Spokane's South Hill.

The fire broke out just after 1 Thursday morning and by 1:30 the house was fully engulfed in flames. When firefighters arrived on scene, everyone from inside the home had already safely escaped. Initial reports from fire investigators show the fire probably started on the back patio, then spread to the house. So far, there's no indication on what started the fire.

According to a family member of the homeowner, the home is said to be a total loss. It's in an affluent part of the city, and a web search showed houses nearby worth more than $300,000. Fire investigators will spend Thursday looking for a cause.

In the meantime, it's not clear where the family that owns the house will stay.

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