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Fire destroys Rosalia home


February 20, 2020

Bill Carol

Firefighters work to douse the blaze that claimed a home in Rosalia.

A fire broke out Monday morning at a house adjacent to the Rosalia Airport.

The call came in at 11:30 a.m. and the Rosalia Fire Department responded, along with mutual aid from Steptoe, Colfax and Garfield departments. An investigator from the Pullman Fire Department went to the scene as well.

A cause has yet to be determined as of press time. Four residents were in the house when the fire broke out, all escaping uninjured.

"The house is a total loss," said Bill Tensfeld, Rosalia fire chief and Whitman County Emergency Management director.

The Red Cross came to assist the residents.

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