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Campfire starts Eastside canyon fire

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EAST WENATCHEE — Three East Wenatchee boys started a campfire Tuesday evening, sparking a wildfire that sent flames up a large canyon off of South Mary Avenue, damaging about 20 houses.

“They’re mortified of what happened,” said Dave Baker, chief of Douglas County Fire District 2. “They didn’t think of the consequences.”

Baker said it’s too early in the investigation to say whether the boys will be cited. Starting Sunday, open burning is illegal in Chelan and Douglas counties. Baker…

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