Walla Walla home hit by fire

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WALLA WALLA -- A fire damaged a single-family home in Walla Walla Tuesday.

Interim Fire Chief Bob Yancey said the fire was reported at 12:28 p.m. at 1604 Fern Ave. Firefighters found smoke coming from the residence, which was unoccupied at the time.

After entering, firefighters found a fire in the kitchen that had spread up the wall into the attic, forcing them to break a hole in a wall to reach the flames, Yancey said.

The apparent cause of fire was the stove being left on, Yancey said. Along with damage to the structure, the home's contents were also smoke-damaged.

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