Fire News: Bellingham House Fire Leaves 5 WWU Students Homeless

02/20/2014
A fire damaged a house Wednesday morning leaving five Western Washington University students without a home. All but two of the women who live in the house were in class when the residents started to smell something "funky" and a little smoky at about 8 a.m., said Ashley Novak, who was in the house at the time. The smell was strongest in the kitchen and was present on the second floor as well, and when it didn't go away after about half an hour, the residents called the fire department. Shortly after Bellingham firefighters arrived at the home, acrid smoke started escaping from the roof. The residents were able to get out of the home safely. Two engines and a ladder truck pa...

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