SEATTLE -- The cause of the fire that burned three homes in lower Queen Anne Monday night was incendiary, according to the Seattle Fire Department. The damage is estimated at $560,000 for the structures and $55,000 for the contents of the home.
The Seattle Police Department arson bomb squad will continue the investigation of the fire.
The two-alarm fire broke out in the 700 block of Warren Avenue North in lower Queen Anne, just a few blocks away from McCaw Hall at the Seattle Center.
The fire started around 8:15 p.m. at a two-story house. The flames quickly spread to the house to the north, then to the house to the south.
Firefighters needed to double their resources to fight the fire, and several homes in the area were evacuated.
Within 45 minutes, firefighters had the flames knocked down. No one was hurt, but the homes sustained heavy damage. At least a half-dozen people have been displaced from their homes.