Fireworks from boat may have sparked 25 Mile Fire

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lake chelan wildfire 07-05-13CHELAN, Wash. — Police are looking for information on a boat that was spotted speeding away from the origin of the 25 Mile Fire July 4 on Lake Chelan, believing that fireworks shot from the boat may have started the blaze, the Wenatchee World reported.

Investigators said fireworks likely started the fire. Police believe a boat spotted near Dutch Harbor, north of Manson on the lake’s north shore, may have had a hand in the blaze. Anyone with information on the boat or the fire is asked to call lead investigator Alan Lawson at 509-925-8510.

As of Monday, the fire burned more than 2,000 acres and was 50 percent contained. Crews had a good handle on it’s progress barring any unforeseen changes in the weather, the World reported.

However, level 1 evacuation notices were still in effect for residents in the Emerson Acres and Greens Landing communities. Level 1 evacuation notices do not require people to leave their homes.



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