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Wildfire near Ellensburg grows to 6,400 acres

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Snag Canyon wildfire near Ellensburg has grown to 6,400 acres and is being fought by about 450 firefighters.
    
The Washington Incident Management Team reports the fire was started by lightning on Saturday and is burning through grass, brush and timber about 12 miles northwest of Ellensburg.
    
The fire has destroyed eight homes and threatens 179 structures.
    
Firefighters are also battling a wildfire complex on the Colville Indian Reservation, where residents of about 20 homes have been evacuated. The Devil's Elbow Complex of three wildfires was detected Sunday and likely ignited by lightning.
    
It has burned across about 800 acres.

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