Two perish in Colville fire

Two Colville residents are believed to be dead after a house fire broke out on Aladdin Road early Friday morning.

A paper delivery person called in the fire at 158 Aladdin Road around 5 a.m.

When fire crews arrived, the structure was fully engulfed in flames, according to the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office.

Brad Manke, Colville Fire Department’s Fire Chief and Stevens County Fire Investigator, said three of the five occupants of the log home were able to escape.

“We believe there’s likely the remains of two inside,” said Manke.

According the Sheriff’s Office, the remains have not been recovered yet because of the heat left from the fire.

In addition to the home, a travel trailer and two vehicles were also destroyed in the fire.

The Colville Fire Department responded to the fire and received mutual aid from the Kettle Falls and Arden Fire Departments, according to Manke.

In total, four fire engines, four water tenders and roughly 30 crew members worked to put out the flames.

The Colville Police Department and the Stevens County Ambulance Service also responded to the fire.

The Red Cross has responded to the incident to assist the three survivors.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office.

Manke said the lengthy investigation started Friday.

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