Firefighters contain Watermelon Hill fire

Firefighters contain Watermelon Hill fire

Firefighters contain Watermelon Hill fire

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 23 at 11:29 AM

NEAR FISHTRAP LAKE, Wash.-- Crews reached 100% containment Wednesday morning on the Watermelon Hill fire burning near Fishtrap Lake.

The Watermelon Hill fire torched 11,071 acres according to the Department of Natural Resources. More than 200 firefighters were dispatched to fight it.

 

READ: Watermelon Hill fire now 80% contained

 

Authorities said three people started the fire by shooting an explosive Saturday afternoon southwest of Spokane.

 

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