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Two Troopers, Dispatcher Killed in Fire

Two Troopers, Dispatcher Killed in Fire

Associated Press

August 16, 2010

ZILLAH, Wash. — Three employees of the Washington State Patrol have been killed in a house fire near Zillah in Yakima County.

WSP Sgt. Tom Foster confirms the three as Trooper Christopher Sperry, Trooper Gary Miller, and Anne Miller-Hewitt.

Another patrol spokesman told the Yakima Herald-Republic that 54-year-old Miller-Hewitt is a communications manager for the State Patrol’s Wenatchee office, married to 54-year-old Miller. They lived at the residence.

Yakima County Fire District 5 says the fire was reported at 1 a.m. Monday.

Yakima County Coroner Jack Hawkins told the Herald-Republic the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is investigating.

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