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Fire at tribal headquarters appears accidental

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NESPELEM — A fire that destroyed the administration building for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation on Monday was apparently accidental, and is believed to be electrical, authorities said.

Those are the preliminary results of an investigation after accelerant-detecting dogs were taken around the perimeter of the building and did not hit on any accelerants, a news release from Tribal Police Chief Cory Orr said.

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