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Thursday, February 20, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Wood stove blamed for Hillyard house fire

From staff reports

An improperly installed wood stove caused a house fire in Hillyard, according to the Spokane Fire Department.

The Friday morning fire in the 1600 block of East Walton Avenue did not injure anyone.

The home was evacuated and firefighters were able to extinguish the fire as it burned on the outside of the house.

Investigators were able to determine that a wood stove was to blame.

The fire department stressed that people using wood to heat homes should have them properly installed, maintained and regularly checked by licensed inspectors.

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