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Spokane Valley firefighters extinguish blaze behind a gas station on North Barker Road early Sunday

Spokane Valley firefighters extinguish a fire at 1220 N. Barker Road on Sunday, May 24, 2020. (Spokane Valley Fire Department)
Spokane Valley firefighters extinguish a fire at 1220 N. Barker Road on Sunday, May 24, 2020. (Spokane Valley Fire Department)

Spokane Valley firefighters extinguished a blaze that damaged the roof of a gas station on Barker Road early Sunday.

Firefighters discovered flames coming from a burn barrel behind the building at 1220 N. Barker Road just after 5:30 a.m. Sunday, according to a news release. A caller reported the fire had spread to the walls and back roof of the building, the fire department said.

The fire was extinguished after a portion of the roof collapsed. No firefighters were injured fighting the fire, and an employee of the gas station safely exited the building, according to the news release.

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