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In brief: Fire burns home, displaces residents

Wed., Aug. 10, 2011

Four people were displaced after a fire destroyed their Spokane Valley home Tuesday afternoon.

The home’s occupants were not inside at the time, but a dog and cat died in the fire, said a Spokane Valley Fire Department news release.

Neighbors reported the fire about 2 p.m. when they saw smoke coming from the windows. First crews on the scene found the middle section of a mobile home fully involved in flames, the news release said. Crews were able to knock the fire down within 10 minutes of their arrival.

There were no injuries in the fire; 17 firefighters responded with five apparatus, the news release said. The loss is estimated at $2,500 and the cause of the fire is under investigation at this time.

The American Red Cross responded to provide the displaced residents with temporary housing and help replace food and clothing.

No sign of man reported missing

Colville Tribal Police have been searching for a 67-year-old Inchelium man since last weekend, but have been unable to locate him.

Daniel E. Calhoun was reported missing on Saturday, but may have been gone from his residence for as long as a week, police said.

His wife and granddaughter arrived at the RV where Calhoun frequently stays and found his truck, boat, keys and other belongings, said his daughter, Sarah Little.

Police, along with Natural Resource Enforcement officers, have searched the Inchelium area and portions of Lake Roosevelt reservoir on the Columbia River.

Foul play is not suspected, police said.

Anyone with information about Calhoun is asked to call tribal police at (800) 551-5800.


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