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Lightning fire burns sheds, trees

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CHELAN FALLS — A lightning fire destroyed two sheds on McNeil Canyon Road about a mile upriver from the Beebe Bridge Saturday evening.

When firefighters arrived, the fire had spread to dry grass and was running up a hill and was burning two large trees, said Jim Oatey, chief of Douglas County Fire District 4.

Firefighters kept the fire from spreading to a nearby house. Oatey said blamed the fire on lightning that struck dead trees about two hours…

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