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House Fire Claims East Wenatchee Man's Life

November 29, 2010

Authorities say a fatal

weekend house fire in East Wenatchee could have been prevented. The fire was reported Saturday evening around

11:35 pm. Douglas County Fire District Two assistant Chief, Dave Baker identified the victim as Anthony Poortinga

who was the sole occupant of the home on 12th Street Northeast. Baker says firefighters discovered the 62 year old

man’s body lying on the floor of his bedroom. He says the tragedy of the fire is that the death could have been

prevented . .

Baker says the fire appears to have started in the living room but that investigators have

not yet determined the cause of the blaze. Poortinga owned and operated a local vehicle towing company.

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