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Fire destroys home on Observatory Drive


April 29, 2020

A fire raged through a home on Observatory Drive in Goldendale Monday afternoon, not far from the Observatory. The home was totally destroyed.

Just before 5 p.m. Monday, the Goldendale Fire Department was paged for a report of a house fire on Observatory Drive. Immediately after the initial page, dispatch advised there was smoke coming from the roof. An additional page was requested, confirming the structure fire and paging out Rural 7 and Centerville.

Initially upon arrival, Goldendale Fire Chief Noah Halm assumed command, confirming the home, near the fire district line, would be within the Rural 7 boundaries. Command would later become a “unified command” with Chief Tony Browning o...

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