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Grant County Sheriffs Office 

Big Moses Lake fire today ruled accidental

Five buildings destroyed, 11,000 tons hay lost, nobody hurt


MOSES LAKE – A fire which tore through a Moses Lake business Friday, July 17, 2015, has been ruled accidental.

Grant County Deputy Fire Marshal Nathan Poplawski says employees at Inland Tarp and Cover, 4172 North Frontage Road East, accidentally ignited a fire while using a metal chop saw. Sparks from the cutting ignited nearby combustibles. Employees tried to put out the fire using extinguishers, but the fire quickly grew out of hand.

Firefighters from Grant County Fire District 5 were called around 9:40 a.m., and quickly called for help from the Moses Lake Fire Department. Five buildi...

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