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This truck may be the cause of a fire at Premier Lumber at 25170 E. Kildea Road in the early morning hours of Jan. 24, 2011.  (Photo courtesy Spokane Valley Fire Department)
This truck may be the cause of a fire at Premier Lumber at 25170 E. Kildea Road in the early morning hours of Jan. 24, 2011. (Photo courtesy Spokane Valley Fire Department)

This truck may have caused a fire this morning at 25170 E. Kildea. The photo is courtesy of the Spokane Valley Fire Department.

The Spokane Valley Fire Department put out a fire at Premier Lumber on Kildea just off Starr Road in the wee hours of the morning today. A Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy called in the fire at 12:10 a.m. and when firefighters arrived flames were coming from a sawdust hopper and an enclosed area that housed a large truck, according to a press release from assistant fire marshal Bill Clifford.

The truck was burned and parts of the building were also damaged, though an official estimate of damages isn't available yet. It is thought that the fire started in the truck's engine compartment and may have been sparked by an engine block heater, Clifford said.




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