Arson unlikely in Wenatchee fire that killed 2

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WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- Police now say arson is unlikely as the cause of the house fire last August that killed two young boys in Wenatchee.

Investigators have learned that a fire had been smoldering in a chair earlier in the day because of a smoking accident. Residents thought they had put it out. The chair was in the living room where the fire broke out that night.

The fire killed 6-year-old Ricardo Alejandre-Garcia and his 4-year-old year old brother Mariano. The boys' father, Israel Alejandre- Marquez was badly burned but survived.

Police originally suspected a gang-related arson.

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