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Hayden Blaze Levels Guest House

Firefighters Phil Foley and Byron Smith shown at the scene of a fire that leveled a guest house on Hayden Lake. (Photo courtesy Northern Lakes Fire District)

Northern Lakes Fire District responded to fire at 4300 Deep Water in Hayden at approximately 4:10 p.m. Tuesday. Reporting person reported seeing smoke and hearing an explosion in a guest house near the main home.  The guest home was not occupied at time. A gas line had been ruptured due to the fire and was then feeding the fire.  AVISTA crews responded and determined a leak under the ground.  AVISTA crews dug out the line and capped it off. At the time a 16-year-old male was in the main home and heard the explosion from next door. No injuries were reported. First crews on scene found the house fully involved and a small outbuilding on fire. Crews left the scene at approximately 9:30 p.m.




D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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