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Firefighters hope to have Naches Grade fire fully contained by tomorrow night

Firefighters believe Naches grade fire was started by fireworks.

UPDATE: Firefighters are still working on getting the Naches Grade fire contained after a firework started the blaze on Saturday night.

Incident Management Teams say they added two 20-man hand crews today to help speed up containment.

The fire has burned 386 acres and they plan on having it fully contained by tomorrow night.

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NACHES, Wash.- Firefighters are still trying to put out a fire that started around mile post 188 off highway 12 in Naches.

The fire started at around 11 p.m. last night. It grew to about three miles long and one-and-a-half miles wide.

Naches Fire Chief Alan Baird called a fifth alarm fire before calling a state mobilization at around 8 a.m. this morning because of how fast the fire was moving due to the wind.

Fire crews all over the upper valley responded to the fire before they were relieved by crew from the National Forest Service, Spokane and other groups from outside the area.

Baird thinks the brush fire was caused by fireworks and Incident Management Teams have taken over just like with the South Wenas fire.

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