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Cheney fire department busy in 2019


Last updated 1/17/2019 at 4:49pm

It’s not quite three weeks into the new year, and already 2019 is shaping up to be a busy time for Cheney’s fire department.

Cheney Fire Chief Tom Jenkins said department personnel have already responded to four fires — including a fire on Jan. 6 that had the potential to be much more catastrophic than it turned out to be.

Local dispatch received a call at 11:51 a.m. Sunday that smoke had broken out in an apartment at 1312 1st St. The occupants said a small fire had occurred two hours before, but that they had been able to put it out with a fire extinguisher.

Jenkins said fire investi...

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