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Neighbor awakens homeowner to house fire

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EAST WENATCHEE — About 3 a.m. today, an Eastside resident smelled smoke but thought it was from area wildfires.

He was wrong. It was from a fire in his attic, which gained enough momentum to send smoke into the outside air about 5:10 a.m. That’s when the resident woke up again, at the same time a neighbor was pounding on his door to alert him of the fire.

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