UPDATE: Arson Unlikely In Wenatchee Fire That Killed 2 - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Arson Unlikely In Wenatchee Fire That Killed 2

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - Police now say arson is unlikely as the cause of the house fire last August that killed two young boys in Wenatchee.

Investigators have learned that a fire had been smoldering in a chair earlier in the day because of a smoking accident. Residents thought they had put it out. The chair was in the living room where the fire broke out that night.

The fire killed 6-year-old Ricardo Alejandre-Garcia and his 4-year-old year old brother Mariano. The boys' father, Israel

Alejandre- Marquez was badly burned but survived. Police originally suspected a gang-related arson.

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