Fire damages Bellingham duplex, displacing students

Firefighters cut away at the roof as they work to extinguish a fire in an attic Monday afternoon, Dec. 14, 2015, at 1210 Ellis St. in Bellingham. Carissa Loft, 19, a tenant at 1210 Ellis St ., said she noticed the upper floor unit seemed suddenly foggy around 3:30 p.m. As she searched for the source of the problem, someone from a neighboring daycare knocked on her door to tell her the house was on fire.