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The other side of the story

This afternoon I got a call from a woman who didn't give her name. She said she grew up in the Millwood house that was donated to the Spokane Valley Fire Department for a training burn this week. Her family sold the house last summer and it is the new owner that donated it to the department for training. She talked of her experiences growing up there and playing in the neighborhood. Her childhood pets are buried in the back yard. She said she was sad to see the house burn Tuesday but is glad that firefighters were able to get some useful training out of it.

Nina Culver
Nina Culver is a freelancer for The Spokesman-Review's daily newspaper and weekly Voice sections.

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