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July 2004

Vandals in Silverdale, WA set fire to a 25-foot rubber duckie promoting the 11th annual Great Kitsap Duck Race. Firefighters from Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue responded the emergency call and quickly doused the blaze. Damage was limited to burnt grass and "one melted duck," said spokeswoman Lindsy Ingram. Race chairman Steve Slaton said the duck would cost about $7,600 to replace. It’s not all fun and games – sometimes being a rubber duckie is hard work fraught with risk!