Spokane apartment fire displaces 8 residents

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Eight people escaped through heavy smoke at a fire that burned a two-story Spokane house converted into apartments.

The Spokesman-Review reports (http://is.gd/xqj7V1 ) firefighters responded just before 5 a.m. Friday and battled the fire for about 90 minutes.

The fire department estimates damage at $30,000.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com