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Man suffers smoke inhalation in Spokane Valley fire

Tue., June 12, 2012, 6:30 p.m.

Emergency responders rushed a man to Sacred Heart Medical Center Tuesday evening after a fire broke out in a building on N. Fancher Road.

The man suffered from smoke inhalation but his condition was not life threatening, said Spokane Valley Fire Marshal Kevin Miller. About 20 people were in the building, but no other injuries have been reported.

Police cordoned off a section of N. Fancher Road between Broadway and Sharp avenues. The road could stay closed until about 7 p.m., Miller said.

The fire started in a paint booth at ASC Machine Tools, a metal-forming manufacturer. The flames spread along the ceiling structure and stayed in the north end of the building.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, Miller said.

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