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Firefighters kept the fire from spreading to another home very nearby, but the interior of the house at 228 B Continental Heights suffered major damage. - Scott Hunter photo

A house fire Sunday at 228 B Continental Heights that did major damage to the interior is still under investigation, according to Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Chief Richard Paris.

The alarm sounded at 9:12 p.m. and fire units from Electric City, Grand Coulee, Coulee Dam and the Bureau of Reclamation responded.

The house is owned by J & G NW Enterprises of Stanwood, Washington. It was rented to Crystal Adolph and family. No one was home at the time of the fire.

Paris said the cause of the fire is under investigation by Grand Coulee fire officials and the Grant County Fire Marshal.

In addition to the fire crews, police from Grand Coulee and Coulee Dam responded and personnel from Grant County PUD were at the scene.

Paris said the house was insured, but he was uncertain whether renters had insurance on the contents. The house received major interior damage and the contents were lost.

When firefighters arrived, the house was fully engulfed and they were able to keep the fire from spreading to another home very nearby in the heavily treed area.

A total of 20 firefighters, five EMTs, seven fire engines, four police officers and a fire investigator responded.

Fire crews were on the scene until about 2 a.m.

Paris said the original call had said the fire was across the road from 320 Midway, which is the Safeway store.

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