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BLAZE CONSUMES HOME IN BARING
August 18, 2009
(BARING, WA) -- A fire early Monday morning destroyed a 1,300 square foot house in the Baring area. The fire broke out about 1:30 a.m. on the Skykomish River side of Baring and was fully involved by the time firefighters from Index, Gold Bar and Skykomish fire departments arrived.
Flames could be seen for up to mile away and U.S. Highway 2 was closed for a period of time to assist firefighters as they had fire engines on the road in proximity of the blaze.
The house, which had been for sale for some time, was a total loss. No injuries reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
With reporting from SVC’s Foreign Correspondent Ed Boress