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Sirens & Gavels

Berg ‘vigorously’ defending against fire accusations

One day after the Spokane County Prosecutor's Office announced no criminal charges would be filed for the massive Valley View fire last summer, a lawyer for the surgeon blamed for the blaze commended the decision and said she will continue to "vigorously defend"against lawsuits filed by fire victims.

Those lawsuits were part of the reason Deputy Prosecutor Brian O'Brien decided not to file misdemeanor charges against Tracy Berg or the teen boy. Read a story on that decision here.

"This decision by the Prosecutor in no way diminished Dr. Berg's concern for those who sustained damage in the Spokane Valley View fire," according to the statement.

Seattle lawyer Tammy Williams' full statement, emailed to The Spokesman-Review this morning, is available here.


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