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Brush fire with flames eight feet high reported near Chestnut Beach Thursday

Brush fire with flames eight feet high reported near Chestnut Beach Thursday
CLARKSTON, WA - Fire fighters are blaming fireworks for a brush fire on a hillside in Clarkston.

Crews were called to the Chestnut Beach area where flames were burning about eight feet high. The fire burned between two and three acres.

Firefighters said not only is it illegal to set off fireworks now, conditions make it very easily for fires to start and get out of control.

"So, be safe if you're just doing barbeques," said Clarkston Fire Department firefighter Melissa Welter. "When you're smoking cigarettes don't throw them out the window. Just think before you act."

No one was injured in the fire and fire crews were able to put it out quickly. If the people setting off the fireworks are found, they could face hefty fines.
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