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Marijuana cigarette ignited house fires


August 19, 2021

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PULLMAN - A "joint" started a tree in Pullman on fire leading to two homes being destroyed and 12 students displaced on Aug. 8.

The fire destroyed a home on Maple Street and another on Howard Street.

"Pullman Fire Inspector Tony Nuttman said ... that the cause of the wind-swept fire that destroyed two College Hill homes and caused a half-acre wildfire was an accident caused by the embers from a marijuana cigarette used by two visitors from Colorado," said Glenn Johnson, public information officer.

The investigation included interviews and an examination of the fire scenes by Nuttman, Fire...

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