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Tracy Berg not responsible for the Valley View Fire

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  • Investigators release origin of Valley View fire

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Fire officials say the recreational fire that possibly caused the Valley View fire in Spokane Valley was located at XXXX south Eastern road. Authorities say the home is owned by Tracy Berg. >>
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SPOKANE, Wash. - According to the Spokane Valley Fire Department a juvenile is responsible for the Valley View Fire that started last Thursday, July 10. Investigators have concluded that homeowner Tracy Berg was not responsible for the Valley View fire.

According to the Deputy Fire Marshal, the recreational fire was lit with permission and in the presence of Tracy Berg on Monday, July 7. Extinguishment of the fire turned out to be the responsibility of the juvenile unrelated to the Berg family. The Spokane Valley Fire Department reports additional investigation concluded that Tracy Berg is not criminally liable and will not be cited.

No criminal charges will be requested regarding the fire from Spokane Valley Fire Department Investigators.

Spokane Valley Fire Dept. Spokesperson Lt. Bill Clifford told our KHQ Wednesday night that a even though a press release issued on Tuesday named Berg, it didn't state she was responsible.

Clifford also said that after further investigation by the Spokane Valley Fire Dept. and the Department of Natural resources it was determined that Berg was not responsible for the fire.

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