January 9, 2011 in News

Flames damage Loon Lake daycare

By The Spokesman-Review

Fire destroyed two rooms at the Loon Lake Childrens Center over the weekend, and other rooms were damaged by smoke and water, said Lt. Russell Armstrong, who is investigating the fire for Stevens County Fire District No. 1.

The center was empty when flames were reported by a passer-by around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Armstrong said.

Eight apparatus and 16 firefighters responded to the call, including a unit from county Fire District No. 4, he said.

“It was pretty actively burning,” Armstrong said.

He said crews remained on the scene until 1:30 p.m. today.

The center consists of several trailers at 3988 Maple Street, Armstrong said, adding that the two used for infant care sustained the most damage.

No cause of the fire has been determined, he said.

Armstrong said center owner Leona Adams is making alternative arrangements for the children at Loon Lake School.

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