August 13, 2009 in News

Three killed in Grant County house fire

The Spokesman-Review
 
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A house fire late Wednesday in the 200 block of East Fourth Street in Mattawa, Wash., has killed a woman and two children. Firefighters found the three bodies in the home, a single-wide manufactured home that had been converted into a duplex.
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An overnight house fire in Mattawa, Wash., has killed a woman and two children.

The fire, which occurred late Wednesday in the 200 block of East Fourth Street, is being investigated, according to the Grant County Department of Emergency Management.

Crews found the bodies of the three victims, believed to be a woman and her children who lived there, inside the home during firefighting efforts.

The family was living in a single-wide manufactured home that had been converted into a duplex at a mobile home park in Mattawa, according to Kyle Foreman, communications manager for the county’s emergency services department.

The coroner’s office will identify the victims and schedule autopsies.

Neighbors called 911 at 11:37 p.m., and a crew from Grant County Fire District 8 arrived at 11:54 p.m. to find the structure and two vehicles fully ablaze, Foreman said in a press release.

The Grant County fire marshal is investigating.


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