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Originally published Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 6:15 AM

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Selah man started wildfire with luminaria

Selah police say a man started a 500-acre wildfire by launching a floating luminaria. The bag heated by a candle drifted into a hillside Friday and started a brush fire that took 100 firefighters to extinguish.

The Associated Press

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SELAH, Yakima County - Selah police say a man started a 500-acre wildfire by launching a floating luminaria. The bag heated by a candle drifted into a hillside Friday and started a brush fire that took 100 firefighters to extinguish.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports police are recommending a reckless burning charge against 36-year-old Alejandro B. Olivarez.

He spoke to firefighters at the scene and said he intended for the luminaria to rise into the sky.

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Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com

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