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Home nearly damaged


November 5, 2020

Justin Slayton - Whitman County Gazette

A neighbor sprays water with a garden hose while waiting for responders.

COLFAX - Fire singed a home on Rock Street in Colfax Oct. 30.

Garth Meyer - Whitman County Gazette

Firefighters check damage on the house.

The inside of the home was spared any smoke or damage from fire. Wood was stacked against the back of the house and was ignited. It is believed to have started in a compost pile and was accidental, according to Scott Kruse, Colfax EMS and incident command for the fire.

The residents were at home when the fire broke out and were working to fight the fire when firefighters arrived on scene.

Crews responded at 1:39 p.m. to the fire, at the home behind the Plymouth Congregational Church, and done by 3:45 p.m.

Help came from Colfax, Albion and Steptoe, including two engines, an ambulance, two attack trucks, rescue vehicle and utility truck.


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