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Fireworks starts several small brush fires

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WENATCHEE — Fireworks caused several small brush fires on the Fourth of July but none threatened structures, according to NCW fire officials.

“We dodged a bullet again for major property loss,” said Stan Smoke, Wenatchee fire chief. “A significant amount of the fires were caused by illegal aerial fireworks.”

The fire that appeared to do the most damage was in the 1000 block of Wedgewood Avenue where a 50-foot section of arborvitae burned along the outside of a…

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