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In brief: 1 hurt in women’s shelter fire

Sun., April 22, 2012, midnight

A fire at St. Margaret’s Shelter sent one woman to the hospital Saturday afternoon.

The Spokane Fire Department responded to the fire at 101 E. Hartson Ave. shortly before 4 p.m.

The fire started in the closet of a second-floor room, according to Battalion Chief Craig Cornelius. It did not spread past that room before firefighters put the flames out with one hose line. There was “significant water damage” to the room caused by the in-ceiling sprinklers – which kept the fire isolated but could not reach the inside of the closet.

One woman was taken to a hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

St. Margaret’s is a shelter for women and children who were the victims of domestic violence.

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‘Bandit’ being held in solitary

SEATTLE – Colton Harris-Moore, the youthful thief known as the “Barefoot Bandit,” is being held in solitary confinement at a Washington state prison, a situation his lawyer calls absurd.

The 21-year-old has been placed in the intensive management unit at Walla Walla State Penitentiary, where convicts facing the death penalty are housed, the Department of Corrections confirmed Friday. Spokeswoman Selena Davis said it’s standard to place high-profile inmates in such confinement for their own protection.

His Seattle attorney, John Henry Browne, insisted Friday that Harris-Moore neither needs nor wants such protection. He noted that prior to being transferred to state prison, Harris-Moore was held at the Federal Detention Center at SeaTac, where he was in the general population.

Harris-Moore is serving a seven-year term for crimes committed during his two-year run from the law in stolen boats, cars and airplanes.


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