Crews busy battling fires caused by fireworks


Fireworks were the causes of many homes being damaged and brush fires throughout the region overnight.

Seattle fire responded to two locations, and one of those locations crews had to return for the second time in a half an hour. 

Fire officials said bottle rockets caused $40,000 in damage to a house in the University District on Thursday night. 

According to officials with the Seattle Fire Department, crews rushed to a Sand Point neighborhood where fireworks started a small fire on a roof of a home on Windermere Road. The owner of the home was at a neighbor’s house when he received a text message saying his house was on fire. Firefighters responded to the house two times. 

A fire ripped through a Vashon Island home, which was caused by fireworks. A KIRO 7 viewer shot video of the house fire. 

Illegal fireworks were the cause of two of three separate brush fires throughout the region.

Firefighters extinguished a brush fire in the Sumner Heights area of Edgewood, where a stand of juniper was  throwing embers onto the neighboring homes. Another brush fire that was caused by illegal fireworks was in Redmond, where trees caught on fire. Crews extinguished the fire before it could spread to a home. 

In Ocean Shores, fireworks sparked a fire that tore through dune grass Thursday night. According to fire officials, several homes were threatened at one point. 

No injuries from the fires were reported. 

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