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Storage facility in the Valley burns

Spokane Valley firefighters responded to a blaze that started in a storage facility about 2:30 p.m. today.

No one was injured in the fire, which started in a gated community at 19312 E. Nora Lane, but the contents of the storage facility were a total loss, said Bill Clifford, assistant fire marshal with the Spokane Valley Fire Department. The estimated loss is $150,000 or more, he said. The fire caused some of the storage facility’s contents to explode. The storage facility was about 2,100 square feet.

Investigators are still determining the cause of the fire but believe it was accidental.

Though the fire did not spread to any of the adjacent manufactured homes, two of the homes sustained heat damage on the outside. The occupants will be allowed to remain in their homes, Clifford said.

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