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By Rebecca Gourley

Home burns to ground in fire



WAKE OF THE FIRE: Mike Wright walks through the debris of his home on Austin Road that burned to the ground Saturday morning, as his brother David looks on.

Seven people were displaced after a fire ran rampant through a home at 432 Austin Road, taking everything inside with it to the ground.

Alexis and Mike Wright and Jessica Quantrell and her four children were all sleeping when Quantrell smelled smoke in the dining room. Alexis reported that 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. Ther...

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