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FIRST ON KHQ: Families Evacuated When Spokane Apartment Catches Fire

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SPOKANE - Firefighters say a vent fan caught fire at an apartment building near E. Marietta Ave. and N. Market St. in Spokane just after 1 AM Tuesday morning.

Crews arriving on scene saw smoke in the neighborhood and quickly rushed into the building. The fire spread into an attic area, but firefighters were able to keep it contained.

Firefighters pulled the fan out and cut a hole in the roof to vent the fire.

The people living in the apartment building were evacuated, but most of them have been allowed back inside. Because of the damage in the unit with the vent, the people living there were not allowed to go back inside. Firefighters said they are staying with family members.
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