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Boys Burning Ants Start Tri-Cities Wildfire

WEST RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - West Richland police say a brush fire was started by two 13-year-old boys who were using lighters to burn ants.

The Tri-City Herald reports the fire Sunday burned about 1-and-a-half acres and threatened three homes before it was controlled.

Police caught the boys running away. They admitted using lighters to burn ants when some grass caught fire. They were booked into juvenile detention for investigation of reckless burning.

     

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