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Waitsburg Fire Cause: Unknown


September 27, 2018

WAITSBURG—After an investigation by the Walla Walla City Fire Dept., officials have ruled that the fire that destroyed the former Hugs Gifts & Collectibles building at 109 Main St. in Waitsburg is undetermined. The building was destroyed in the Sept. 9 blaze.

Walla Walla Fire Chief Bob Yancey said it may have been an electrical issue, but the damage was so extensive that little evidence was left to make a certain determination of a cause. Yancey and WW County Fire District 2 Chief Neil Henze did say that enough information was gleaned to determine that the fire was almost certainly not in...

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