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Man burned in early morning fire

Mon., June 18, 2012, 6:30 a.m.

A man was burned in an early morning fire today in northwest Spokane.

Firefighters and paramedics responded to 5505 W. Woodside Ave., at 4:23 a.m. to find smoke and fire coming from the roof and garage of a single-family home, a news release from the Spokane Fire Department said. The fire also spread to an adjacent home to the west.

Paramedics provided emergency care to the occupant of the home, before taking him to a local hospital.

The fire consumed the west side of the primary home, but firefighters were able to limit damage to the adjacent home to the soffit area, the release said.

Vehicles parked in the driveway were destroyed.

Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the fire.

The resident of the home will be referred to the Red Cross for placement assistance when he is released from the hospital, the release said.

Damage was estimated at $250,000.



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