A chimney fire at White Swan is suspected of starting the wildfire that destroyed 18 homes at White Swan and blew across about 230 acres Saturday in high winds on the Yakama Reservation in central Washington.

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A chimney fire at White Swan is suspected of starting the wildfire that destroyed 18 homes at White Swan and blew across about 230 acres Saturday in high winds on the Yakama Reservation in central Washington.

Yakama Nation Fire Management Officer Don Jones told the Yakima Herald-Republic winds were blowing so hard that water from fire hoses was blown away before reaching the flames.

The fire was contained Sunday but continued to smolder in a log pile at the Jeld-Wen wood-chipping plant.

Two firefighters suffered minor injuries.

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