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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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In brief: Woman, child found dead after home fire

A woman and her 2-year-old child were found dead Saturday afternoon after a blaze burned the motor home where they lived in Elk. Firefighters responded to the fire at 13212 E. Blanchard St. in north Spokane County about 1:09 p.m. Crews were still at the scene late Saturday conducting an investigation.

Cooking fire caused fatal blaze

A cooking fire in a Spokane motor home is what led to the weekend death of a 64-year-old man, Fire Chief Bobby Williams reported on Monday. Major Allen, who was unable to escape the fast-spreading blaze Saturday, was one of three people to die in two dwelling fires over the weekend. The Spokane County medical examiner was working Monday to confirm the identities of the other two persons and causes of death of all three.

Fatal fire under investigation

Spokane firefighters are investigating the cause of a motor home fire that killed a lone occupant late Saturday in the city’s West Central neighborhood. The fire at 11:48 p.m. at 1806 W. Gardner Ave. was knocked down in 10 minutes after threatening an adjacent apartment building and home. Water was used to prevent the fire’s spread.