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December 30, 2008 in City
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Fire at Empire Cold Storage

A cutting torch being used to repair an awning sparked a three-alarm fire at Empire Cold Storage & Frosty Ice near the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008. Fire officials were keeping a close eye on two anhydrous ammonia tanks that were threatened by the blaze. Three employees inside the building escaped unharmed, officials said.

Andrew Zahler / The Spokesman-Review