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Seven recent fires in Kitsap County believe to be linked
KITSAP COUNTY, Wash. – Kitsap County officials are asking for the public’s help as they try to solve seven suspicious fires they believe are linked. The string of fires began Aug. 17, and all are in the Illahee Preserve or along Highway 303 between N.E. Riddel Rd. and N.E. McWilliams Rd. “These fires are thought to be related due to their proximity and method of ignition,” Kitsap County fire marshal David Lynam said in a statement. “This is an extremely dangerous time for this kind of activity. Resources are stretched thin, vegetation is dry, and there’s not much rain forecast.”