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The meeting was held less than 24 hours after DNR released a report confirming Inland Power was responsible for the wildfire.

A report from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) confirmed the devastating wildfire that destroyed hundreds of homes in Medical Lake last summer was caused by sparks from an Inland Power light.

Less than 24 hours after the report's release, the attorneys behind the largest lawsuit to date held a town hall for those impacted by the Gray Fire.

"This appears to be a slam dunk, hopefully it will expedite the litigation but it's still a big case, it's still going to take some time," attorney John Lemon said.

Attorneys with Singleton Schreiber pointed the finger at Inland Power months ago. Their assumptions are now backed by an independent DNR investigation. Lawsuits against Inland Power are moving forward.

"The utility always tries to delay, and they usually try to mount some sort of defense," Lemon said.

During a virtual town hall meeting with Gray Fire victims, attorneys laid out the next steps. A trial is set for November 2025. However, attorneys John Lemon and Steve Hill think Inland Power could settle to avoid trial.

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