State says wildfire near Omak is human-caused

State says wildfire near Omak is human-caused

State says wildfire near Omak is human-caused

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on September 3, 2011 at 9:42 AM

   OMAK, Wash. (AP) -- The state Department of Natural Resources has determined that the Salmon Fire near Omak was caused when sparks from grinding equipment ignited dry brush.


   The Salmon Fire has burned 1,800 acres five miles west of Omak, in Okanogan County. It started on Monday and is 75 percent contained.


   The agency says human-caused fires account for 64 percent of all wildland fires in the Northeast part of the state.

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