Medical Lake teacher's home burns in New Years Eve blaze
Family displaced until new home can be found
Last updated 1/2/2020 at 9:07am
CHENEY - A local family was displace after a New Year's Eve fire made its rental home uninhabitable.
Medical Lake Middle School special education teacher Ben Hill and his three children weren't home when a passerby noticed the fire at 439 N. Sixth St.and dialed 911 at about 6:30–7 p.m., according to Fire Department Lt. Tim Steiner, the incident commander on the blaze.
Firefighters from Cheney and Spokane County Fire District No. 3 were able to quickly contain the fire to a single room, but had to remove part of the ceiling to ensure the fire hadn't spread, Steiner said.
"They're going to...