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Cause undetermined in fire that destroys vacant Olympia home

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The cause of the fire that destroyed a vacant northeast Olympia home Friday night is undetermined.

Olympia Fire Department Assistant Chief Kevin Bossard said the scene was not safe for investigators to get in to determine the cause.

The fire was reported about 9:30 p.m. Friday on the 500 block of Puget Street Northeast. Flames extended throughout the three-story house, and firefighters had to retreat because of heavy fire and pressurized smoke on all three floors, according to OFD.

The fire wasn’t out until about 5 a.m. Saturday, Bossard said.

No injuries were reported. The cost of damage was estimated to be $325,300.

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