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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Pullman-Moscow Chipman Trail fire determined to be intentional

Sheriff’s Office link Moscow juveniles to bridge fire


August 31, 2023

COLFAX — The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office is ruling that the Chipman Trail fire resulted from arson, confirmed by Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers.

In an Aug. 24 report, the Sheriff’s Office said at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, a blaze at a wooden bridge near Milepost 1.5 on the trail is believed to have been intentionally set by two boys who live in Moscow, Idaho.

Myers could not go into specifics on how the boys, ages 13 and 14, allegedly started the fire, “We believe that it was intentionally started,” he said.

Deputies interviewing witnesses identified...

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