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Passerby alerts family to fire

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EAST WENATCHEE — A passerby is credited with saving a mother and young child from their burning house late Tuesday morning.

The woman had just gotten into the shower and was unaware that her deck and attached gazebo were fully engulfed in flames, said Brian Brett, assistant fire chief of Douglas County Fire District 2.

“The guy who called the fire in deserves to get an award,” Brett said.

Troy Motzkus of Wenatchee was driving near the intersection of North…

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