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Rat Suspected of Starting Fire

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A rat is suspected of starting a fire at the Veterans of Foreign War building in Yakima.

KAPP-TV reports investigators discovered a rat had chewed through an electrical cord. The rat apparently caught fire and ran to its nest near flammable items.

The fire spread quickly through the building last week, damaging several rooms and war memorabilia.

The fire department says damage could exceed $1 million.

      
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