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Officials Say Washington Wildfire Was Arson

(Spokane, WA)  --  The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Spokane Tribe of Indians say the Carpenter Road wildfire in Stevens County, Washington was deliberately set.  The fire has destroyed 42 structures and caused the death of a Fruitland man who was trying to save his property.  Marcella Teters, the Bureau of Indian Affairs' superintendent for the Spokane Indian Reservation, says the wildfire has burned more than 100 square miles since it was discovered on August 13th and has cost more than 20-million dollars to fight so far.  The Carpenter Road fire is now 95-percent contained, and rain is forecast for the area this week.

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