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By Bill Stevenson
Whitman County Gazette 

Kitchen fire damages Tekoa apartments


September 16, 2021

Roger Harnack | The Gazette

Tekoa firefighters extinguished a fire in an upstairs apartment on Sept. 9.

TEKOA — Three of Wheatland Apartments units in Tekoa were damaged during a fire on Sept. 9.

“A neighbor called it in and said there was fire coming out the windows,” said Whitman County Fire District 1 Fire Chief Donovan Chase. “The fire started in the kitchen.”

Fire destroyed the upstairs apartment. No one was inside during the fire. No injuries were reported to firefighters, residents, or their pets.

“All the plastics in the apartment were melted,” said Chase. “It got hot in there … It’ll be a complete remodel.”

The apartment next to it was damaged by smoke and the a...

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