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Eight flee Banks house fire

Firefighters squelch flames; Red Cross responds with aid

Twenty-one Banks firefighters responded to a house fire in the 45400 block of Northwest Depot Street Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Firefighters were dispatched around 2 a.m. and contained the blaze fairly fast, said Levi Eckhart of the Banks Fire District.

All eight residents escaped the blaze without injury. Red Cross responders provided food, clothing, lodging and other supplies in the fire’s aftermath.

Flames were contained to the room of origin and the attic, Eckhart said, but the home’s entire second floor has smoke and heat damage.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but Eckhart said there doesn’t appear to be any foul play.

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