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Mobile home burns in early fire


Physical therapist Rick King shot this photo with his iPhone as he arrived at work on Burdin Boulevard at 6:28 a.m. Wednesday. - Rick King photo

A trailer fire destroyed an older residence at 306 Burdin Boulevard last Wednesday morning.

One firefighter, Jerry Sands, said Grand Coulee was the second fire department to respond, with the Bureau of Reclamation fire truck arriving at the scene moments earlier.

The mobile home, sandwiched between other trailers, was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived.

Several fire departments responded, and police provided control on Burdin Boulevard.

The fire started just before 6:30 a.m., and other nearby trailers were saved.

Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Chief Richard Paris could not be reached for comment and the cause of the blaze was not determined.

Dennis Wiese was the owner of the trailer, which was occupied by Troyce Rutledge, who was not in the trailer at the time of the fire.

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