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Fire destroys home north of Kendall

McClatchy

Fire destroyed a home north of Kendall early Thursday.

Chief Jerry DeBruin of Whatcom County Fire District 14 said the double-wide mobile home was a total loss in the 3:18 a.m. fire at 8657 Valley Court, east of Kendall Road.

“The back bedroom window had broken and flames were shooting out” when firefighters arrived, DeBruin said. “There was heavy black smoke. We got in and knocked it down, but it was a total loss.”

Fire investigator Will Anderson of the Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office said the fire started in the bedroom but its cause is undetermined. He estimated damage at $20,000 to the home and contents.

No injuries were reported. Two dogs that belonged to the residents escaped unharmed, DeBruin said.

Robert Mittendorf: 360-756-2805, @BhamMitty

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