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By Olivia Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Fireworks burn apartment building


Justin Slayton | The Gazette

Firefighters from Colfax and District 11 spray the still-smoking roof above the apartment that caught fire July 4.

COLFAX - Flames broke out late on Tuesday, July 4, as fireworks started in town.

A large fire started around 10 p.m. after fireworks were shot off too close to the 1018 S Mill Street apartment building.

The fire displaced several but did not injure any residents as a quick evacuation occurred.

"It started as a fire outside, and it quickly spread into the attic of the apartment building," said responding firefighter David Buckley of Colfax.

Buckley reports that the flames showed through the easement and peak of the roof by the time they received the message from dispatch.

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