Cats have started two separate fires in Grant County in the past several weeks. These fires are among many burning throughout the state during a busy wildfire season.
A cat caused serious damage near Ephrata Tuesday morning. After climbing up a power pole and starting a fire, several outbuildings, junk vehicles, and a camper were destroyed.
The fire started around 3:30 a.m. in the 17400 block of Rd B NW. Luckily, local fire crews got a handle on the flames before spreading to nearby homes.
A separate fire was started back on July 20, also by a cat.
County PUD says the cat climbed a power pole and sparked the fire in the dry brush below.
Several acres were burned.