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By Rebecca Gourley

Fire destroys home on Austin Road



A cat took in the orphaned puppies like they were her own.

Seven people were displaced after a fire ran rampant through a home on Austin Road, taking everything inside with it to the ground.

Alexis and Mike Wright, Jessica Quantrell and her four kids were all sleeping when Quantrell smelled smoke in the dining room. Alexis reported that her husband, Mike, tried to put the fire out but it just got bigger.

Rural 7 Fire Department Chief Anthony Browning reported that the cause of the fire is still being investigated. Browning stated, “The structure was on the ground” when they arrived at the scene. They requested mutual aid from Goldendale and Centerville Fire Departments.

“We grabbed the kids and the puppies and got out,” recalled Alexis. T...

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