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Tracy Berg releases statement regarding cause of Valley View fire

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Tracy Berg, a woman once named by fire investigators to possibly be responsible for causing the Valley View fire - who has since been cleared - has released a statement regarding the ongoing investigation into the cause of the fire.


Statement released by Tracy Berg delivered by her attorney:

Tracy Berg's only comment at this time regarding the ongoing investigation of the cause and origin of the fire is to express her appreciation of the investigators' diligence and expertise. She would also like to express her deepest condolences to the families who have lost their homes and pets, and she would like to thank the firefighters who battled the fire and saved so many homes and lives, including hers.



Previous Coverage:

Tracy Berg not responsible for the Valley View Fire

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.

Full containment of Valley View fire expected Thursday

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The latest information from the Spokane Valley Fire Department shows that the Valley View fire did not grow in size from Tuesday night to Wednesday morning. Two infrared heat sensitive devices, called "Thermovision," are being used to detect hot spots so they can be extinguished.

Valley View Fire Complete Coverage

- County sets up shelters for evacuees, animals
- Gregoire declares statewide emergency in fight against wildfires
-
Gov. Gregoire's statement on continuing wildfires
- Insurance Commissioner offers assistance to homeowners hit by wildfires
- Full containment of Valley View fire expected Thursday











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