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Neighbor recalls memories of visiting Colville home long before fire

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COLVILLE, Wash. -

One person managed to escape the flames of a house fire in Colville near Aladdin road but sadly, two people didn't make it out alive. Fire crews say when they got there, the wooden home was consumed by fire. It happened right around 5:00 a.m. on Friday.

The homeowner told KHQ that she's devastated. She said she tried to help her son and granddaughter out but it was too late.

Now what's left, are stories to tell. "I have good memories of the way it looked and the people that were there and I don't even want to go up and see the remains of that. It's just sad," said neighbor Linda Bybee.   

Bybee says she used to come to the home about eight years ago. She doesn't know the people who currently lived there but says all things positive came out of there.  "I never knew anything that was distasteful that came from this place. It's been a nice farm house. It has lots of animals, peacocks, chickens, horses," said Bybee.

The home is no longer livable. The fire is still under investigation however, the Stevens County Sheriff's Office says they believe all of it was accidental. The homeowner is OK. She was treated at the hospital and released.

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