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West Richland fatal fire survivor released from hospital

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WEST RICHLAND, Wash. --  27 year old Thomas St. George was released from Kadlec Regional Medical Center Saturday morning.

St. George spent Saturday afternoon at the rubble of what used to be his home on 701 South 45th Avenue with detectives and the family dog, Brownie.

He says he's very grateful his three children were not hurt inside Friday's early morning blaze that killed his wife of five years, 26 year old Sandy St. George.  St. George got out because Brownie woke him up. The couple's three boys, ages, 1,3 and 4 were with a baby-sitter.

St. George also said he had not told his children about what happened to their mom yet.

"Sandy was a good friend to a lot of people, and so we're dealing with that end of things, everyone has different levels of grief and different responses to grief. So we're dealing with that and ministering to people with grief but at the same time there is a strong urgency around to helping," says Randy Barnes the Pastor at Temple Baptist Church.

He says everyone is calling the church offering help and donations.

West Richland police still have not released the cause of the fire.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

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