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Fireworks display had more spectacle than planned

Fire crews were ready


A fire burned a patch of land near the canal near North Dam on Saturday night.

A fireworks show put on by the Northwest Pyrotechnics Association went awry when a fire erupted and burned between two and three acres.

The permitted event had fire personnel standing by for such an occurrence, with four trucks on standby.

A press release from Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Department Chief Rick Paris said that the fire started at 10:30 p.m. and that Grand Coulee and Electric City Volunteer Fire Departments were called in to assist Bureau of Reclamation firefighters.

The fire burned sagebrush and...

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