Grant County fires may have started as trash burns

GRANT COUNTY, Wash. — Two wildfires in Grant County may have been caused by trash burns that got out of control.

The Grant County Fire Marshal is investigating the potential cause of the fires, which sparked Tuesday. Each fire started around the same time and were fueled by high winds.

The fires prompted people to evacuate from their homes, but those were lifted later Tuesday night.

Nearly half of a square mile was impacted by the fire.

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