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Pullman apartment fire displaces family of six

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PULLMAN, Wash. -

A family of six in Pullman, Washington, is staying in a Red Cross shelter after a deck fire caused about $10,000 in damage to their apartment on College Hill early Saturday morning.

Firefighters were called to the Outlook Apartments at 620 NE Kamiaken St., around 2 a.m. for a report of a fire on a second floor deck. Those in the house used three fire extinguishers on the flames before the department arrived. Fire crews extinguished the fire and then used thermal cameras to check the walls and make sure the fire hadn't spread.

Fire investigator Tony Nuttman said there was very little smoke or water damage to the apartment. Fire charred part of the deck, the wall of the apartment near the dining area, and melted the vinyl siding. a building inspector with the city checked and said the apartment could be occupied once the wall was repaired and the door to the deck was secured to prevent use.

Fire officials said the three adults and three children who live in the apartment could be back living there by Monday.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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