Fire that destroyed two homes likely caused by fireworks

VIDEO: Lake Stevens homes destroyed by massive fire

LAKE STEVENS, Wash. — Investigators believe that a fire that destroyed two homes and damaged three others was caused by fireworks.

The fire was started just before midnight on July 4 in the 9500 block of 17th Street Northeast.

“When I turned around I saw lights flickering I was like "oh that can't be a firework going for that long" and then I saw smoke coming from all three of them and then I was like, 'oh my god. That guys house is on fire,” Micaela Robinson told KIRO 7’s Rob Munoz.

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Residents and multiple pets were able to escape without injury.

The fire is believed to be accidental in nature.

Damage to the homes involved is estimated at around $1 million.

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