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Logging company billed $600,000 for role in fire

DOUGLAS COUNTY —?After a nearly four-month Department of Natural Resources (DNR) investigation into the cause of the Germann Road Fire, a commercial logging company will be billed for more than $600,000 after the investigation determined the company’s negligence caused the forest fire to start and spread.

The fire was the state’s largest in 33 years and burned 7,442 acres in Douglas County. The fire began about 2:45 p.m. May 14 and burned an area nearly 10 miles long and a mile and a half wide before it was contained about 9 p.m. on May 15. Forty-seven structures were destroyed, including 17 homes or cabins,

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 5:53 PM

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