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Spokane man hit by car early Saturday dies

Mon., Jan. 30, 2012

A Spokane man hit by a car at Market Street and Providence Avenue at 2 a.m. Saturday has died of his injuries, Spokane police said. He was identified as Dennis Burgess.

Wayne Ueda, Burgess’ brother-in-law, said Burgess was a 1983 graduate of Rogers High School and worked as a carpenter and landscaper. Burgess, 47, is survived by three sons, a sister, two brothers, two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Burgess was found after someone called police to report finding a person lying in the road. He was unconscious when police arrived, according to a Spokane Police Department press release. Shortly afterward, a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy stopped a speeding car at Hawthorne Road and Market that appeared to have been involved in an accident.

The driver, Hannah K. Hahn, 21, was booked into the Spokane County Jail on suspicion of vehicular assault. Police have not said if Hahn will face additional charges related to Burgess’ death.

Father rescues girl from burning home

A father broke out a window in his burning home early Sunday morning to rescue his 4-year-old daughter from the flames. The girl was unharmed.

The mobile home fire in the 2900 block of North Francis Street in Coeur d’Alene was reported shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday, according to a press release from the Coeur d’Alene Fire Department. The caller said a child was trapped inside, and when police arrived they saw the father break out a bedroom window and go inside the home to save his daughter, the press release said.

The man was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries he received during the rescue.

Crews from the Kootenai and Northern Lakes fire departments also helped put out the fire. Four engines, a ladder truck and two ambulances responded, along with 25 firefighters.

The fire began in a rear bedroom and was under investigation. The mobile home was heavily damaged by fire and smoke.

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