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Home Destroyed By Fire Near Springdale

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This home was destroyed by fire near Springdale Friday afternoon. This home was destroyed by fire near Springdale Friday afternoon.
SPRINGDALE, Wash. - 14 years worth of work into building a home was destroyed by a fire Friday afternoon near Springdale. 

Firefighters say they received a call about a home on fire a half a mile north of Springdale around 2:00pm, however due to the remote location of the home and lack of an address, they had a hard time finding it. 

Once on scene, crews found the home fully engulfed in flames and even called out DNR firefighters out of fear that the blaze may spread to the woods. The fire was contained to the home, however that home was totally destroyed and six cats and four birds died in the fire. 

The homeowners, Rich and Martha Miller, were camping when the flames broke out and came back briefly to check on their animals, only to find the firefighters at their house. Rich told KHQ he had spent the last 14 years building the home out of recycled materials, and he and his wife don't have insurance. 

The official cause is still under investigation, however firefighters on scene told KHQ that just before the flames broke out, there was a lightning storm that had moved through, and right now they think lightning may be the cause. 
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