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Investigators Say Colockum Tarps Fire was Human Caused

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WENATCHEE, Wash. - Fire investigators say the fire that burned more than 125 square miles near Wenatchee was human caused. 

A fire spokewoman says more details will be released regarding the cause of the Colockum Tarps fire once the investigation is finished. Right now, the fire is 60% contained.

The Mile Marker 28 fire near Goldendale in south-central Washington has burned across 41 square miles. By late Monday it was fully contained.

Elsewhere, fire crews have responded to about a dozen new fires that were sparked by lightning in central Washington. 

Jim Duck of the Central Washington Interagency Coordination Center says thunderstorms Sunday generated more than 4,500 lightning strikes in Washington, sparking fires from the Methow Valley to Cle Elum. Duck says all of the fires are now staffed with firefighting crews.

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