The Colfax Fire Department says a coffee shop is a total loss after a structure fire broke out on Main St., leading to one firefighter and two nearby residents being hospitalized.
CFD was dispatched to the fire at the Fonk's Coffeehouse around 7 p.m. Tuesday. Fire District 11 was also paged for additional personnel.
First-arriving crews found smoke showing from all sides of the building. Crews attempted entry into the rear of the building, but were quickly met with large flames, pulling crews from the interior for a defensive attack.
The fire was upgraded to a second alarm and eventually a third alarm, bringing in crews from Pullman, Rosalia, Garfield, Palouse and Endicott.
The roof had already collapsed, allowing ladder crews to send water through the top of the building. The fire was under control just after 10 p.m.