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Wednesday, October 21, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Second victim identified in fatal fire

The man who died in a house fire Saturday was 38-year-old Christopher Rusco, the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office said today. Rusco and Stacy Hains, also 38, died from smoke inhalation after a fire started in a second-story bedroom of their home at 2213 E. Fourth Ave. in Spokane. Firefighters found Rusco dead in the bedroom. Fire investigators said Monday the fire was accidental, but have not yet determined a cause.
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