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Fire destroys Cheney apartments

Four taken to hospital, three released; relief effort for displaced residents being organized


August 10, 2017

Charles Mutschler

Smoke and flames billow from 100 Washington Square as firefighters from Spokane County Fire District 3 (above) and the Cheney Fire Department arrived onsite.

An early afternoon fire destroyed four units and left several residents of Cheney's 100 Washington Square apartment complex homeless last Saturday, Aug. 5.

Cheney Fire Department Lt. Tim Steiner said the call came in just before 2 p.m. of a working fire at the complex on First Street between Salnave and Washington. Crews from Spokane County Fire District 3 Station 31 about a half mile to the west arrived just before Cheney, making sure all residents had evacuated the four-apartment structure while Cheney began fire suppression.

Steiner said the initial fire was knocked down within about 10...

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