Ten people escaped from house fire uninjured

Ten people escaped from a house fire Tuesday night in Hermiston. There were no reports of injuries.

Ten people escaped a burning home in Hermiston Thursday night, but no one was injured.

Umatilla County Fire District 1 responded with multiple fire engines to reports of a fully-engulfed house on East Cherry Avenue about 10 p.m. Thursday.

Chief Scott Stanton said to the district’s “best count” there were 10 people in the home when the fire started, and district ended up paying to house seven of them in a hotel for the night.

The fire is believed have been caused by an electric heating source.

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