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Early morning fire in Cheney under investigation

Spokane County fire units and Cheney Fire Department crews Tuesday morning were mopping up a residential building fire that began near downtown Cheney early Tuesday morning.

Investigators say the fire started around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday at a rental house at 23 Fifth, in Cheney. No cause has been identified.

Initial reports say the blaze began in a parking lot nearby, starting with a fire that gutted a parked truck.

The truck fire spread to the building and caused extensive damage to the back of the house. Reports say four people lived in the building’s three units. No injuries were reported as of Tuesday morning.

Six Spokane County fire units responded, joining fire crews from Cheney.