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Fire badly damages Silver Lake home

Fire badly damaged a home in the Silver Lake area east of Medical Lake this morning, but the occupants escaped without injury.

Deputy Fire Chief Bill Dennstaedt of Spokane County Fire District No. 3 said a smoke detector alerted a sleeping family to the blaze that tore through the attic and roof during the 5 a.m. call.

He said four people were in the home. The cause of the fire was under investigation, but it may have been started from the use of a wood stove, he said.

At least six engines and pumper trucks from District No. 3 were joined by an engine from the city of Medical Lake. More than 20 firefighters responded to the blaze. No injuries were reported.

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