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Woman struck by bullet while watching house fire

SPOKANE, Wash. - A fire in North Spokane County sent one person to the hospital and completely destroyed a mobile home in the 2900 block of Denison-Chattaroy Rd.

Crews were able to extinguish the fire Thursday morning about a half-hour after arriving on scene.

There was a unknown amount of ammunition in the mobile home, some of which was set off by the fire.

A woman standing outside the home was struck in the shoulder by a round, though it was not traveling fast enough to pierce her skin.

"I felt a little ping on my jacket and looked down and one of the bullets that the owner stored at the end of the trailer hit me," said neighbor Rose Leeson. "So I guess I can say I've been hit by a bullet, but not really shot at."

Leeson first warned fire crews to make sure they knew the ammo was there. Once she had done that, Leeson made a request.

"Then I went back later and asked for it because I thought, well, that's a souvenir. So I ended up with it," said Leeson.

A husband and wife were in the home at the time of the fire and the wife was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

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