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Recent Walla Walla residential fire is a reminder of importance of smoke alarms.

WALLA WALLA — At 12:02 p.m. on June 24, 2021, crews from Walla Walla Fire Stations 1 and 2 were dispatched to a residential structure fire at 1731 Portland Ave., with a report that a heater in the hallway was on fire. Walla Walla County Fire District #4 provided mutual aid.

Upon arrival, crews reported seeing light smoke coming from the front door with a heavier smoke present from all other sides. The home’s resident, Teah Lieferman, and her children were out of the structure upon the crews’ arrival; however, the family’s pet dog was still in the home.

It was reported that the fire was coming...


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