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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Colfax The Fonk's Building Burns on Main Street Tuesday


March 19, 2020

The Fonk's building in Colfax burned Tuesday night, its roof collapsing in a fire still being investigated Wednesday morning with no cause yet determined. Three people were sent to the hospital in the incident, including two from neighboring apartments and a firefighter. All have since been released.

Because of the roof collapse and total loss of the building, a concern remains for collapse of the building into Main Street.

Fire crews will be on scene throughout Wednesday. A Pullman Fire Investigator was called in to pursue the cause of the fire.

The fire was first reported at 7:02 p.m. Tu...

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