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Wednesday, October 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Woman and toddler found dead after motor home fire

A woman and her two-year-old child were found dead this afternoon after a blaze burned the motor home they were living in in Elk.

Firefighters responded to the fire at the remote 13212 E. Blanchard St. about 1:09 p.m. today. Crews are still at the scene investigating.

“What we’re doing is meticulously going over the scene to determine the cause,” said Pat Humphries, District 4 spokesman.

It is unclear if they died as a result of the fire. An autopsy will be performed Monday.

Officials have not yet released the name of the 23-year-old woman or the toddler. It does not appear any one else was injured in the fire, which destroyed the 30-foot motor home and a nearby barn. Volunteers from the American Red Cross are also at the scene to assist any survivors.

“It’s a very unfortunate, very tragic situation,” Fire Chief Ed Lewis said. “We’re going to be here all night.”

This story is developing.

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