Fourth of July keeps fire crews busy in Western Washington

Alex Rozier has a roundup of the local fires that had firefighters scrambling Tuesday and Wednesday.

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It was a busy Fourth of July for firefighters across Western Washington as several fires erupted overnight.

The largest fires happened in Seattle, Bonney Lake, and Oakville.

Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood

Authorities believe fireworks may have caused this fire near 24th Avenue West in Magnolia.

Trees and brush in front of a residential home caught fire first. Firefighters were able to stop the flames from reaching the home.

No one was hurt.

Read more on the fire in Magnolia.

Bonney Lake

There were several fires in the Bonney Lake area overnight. Most of them were contained to a small area.

Firefighters, again, believe some of the fires may have been sparked by fireworks.

Oakville

A large fire broke out on the 100 block of East Pine Street.

Witnesses reported seeing two structures on fire.

Grays Harbor Fire District requested assistance from other fire departments, and State Route 12 is currently closed in the area due to the fire.

Grays Harbor Fire is expected to release more details.

Other notable fires

Federal Way

In Federal Way, a fire ripped through a junkyard on Military Road early Wednesday morning.

Firefighters responded the the fire around 1:30 a.m. and say the building on the property is pretty close to a total loss. The fire also caused damage to a couple of cars.

Detectives are investigating the cause of the fire. 

 Federal Way junkyard fire. Courtesy South King Fire

Skyway

Fireworks destroyed an SUV in the Skyway area.


 

The King County sheriff's office says a 14-year-old boy took his mom's SUV and went with two friends to buy fireworks.

The friends were shooting roman candles at each other on South 122nd Street when one of the fireworks landed in a parked vehicle and caught fire.

No one was injured.

The mother of the driver has chosen not to press charges. 

Auburn

South King Fire responded to a house fire on the 27700 block 48th Avenue South on Auburn West Hill right after midnight. 

Details on the fire are scarce but additional information is expected. 

Renton

A garage and house caught fire in Renton during two separate incidents. 

Shortly before 1:00 a.m. Renton Fire crews arrived at the 16100 block of Southeast 171st Place in Fairwood, responding to a roof fire.

Fire crews say the fire appears to have started in a room and then extended to the roof.

Crews found no occupants inside the home. 

The second fire happened on Southeast 168th Street. 

 

Details on most of the fires are still developing. Check back for additional updates.

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