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Sunday, October 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Eloika Lake fire victim identified

The man who died in a house fire near Eloika Lake Saturday has been identified as Michael L. Randolph, 68.

Randolph died of smoke inhalation, according to the Spokane County Medical Examiner.

Multiple 911 calls were received shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday reporting explosions and fire at the home at 42327 N. Sundance Road. The home was fully involved when firefighters arrived and had collapsed.

Randolph’s wife was not home at the time, said Spokane County Fire District 4 spokeswoman Megan Hill. “She left to go to store and came back to find the house on fire,” Hill said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Hill said investigators were called to handle a second fatal fire that turned out to be a triple homicide before they could complete their work on the Eloika Lake fire.

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