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Fire Officials: Sparks from equipment cause of Spangle Blaze

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Officials say they believe sparks from maintenance equipment are the cause of the fire west of Spangle.  No word yet on who may have been using the equipment that started the fire. 

Using improved mapping techniques, officials estimate the fire is holding at about 111 acres.  10 homes are still threatened, but officials say the threat has been reduced. 

They also say the fire is about 50% contained today, compared to 5% yesterday and they are working to complete and secure the perimeter around the fire to keep it from spreading.   

KHQ Reporter Anthony Gomes is on the scene talking with homeowners of the threatened houses.  Stay with KHQ for the latest on this story.

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