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By Teresa Simpson
Gazette Reporter 

House burns near Hamilton Park

Firefighters injured battling blaze


August 18, 2022

Teresa Simpson | The Gazette

The remnants of the 611 S. Meadow St. home continued to smolder Sunday morning, Aug. 14.

COLFAX – Two firefighters were injured while fighting a house fire Saturday, Aug. 12, near downtown.

Firefighter Tim Tingley confirmed the injuries Tuesday morning; the names of the firefighters were not immediately released.

According to Tingley, local volunteer fire crews, as well as several volunteer firefighter departments in Whitman County, were called to 611 S. Meadow St. after a fire broke out in the home.

Nobody was home when the fire started, and officials do not yet know the cause of the blaze, he said.

County records show the house was a one-and-a-half story finished single-f...

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