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Fire sparked by fireworks quickly spreads to West Seattle apartment building

Fire investigators ruled the fire accidental and said it caused an estimated $100,000 in damage. No injuries were reported.

SEATTLE — A fire that started in brush quickly spread to an apartment building in West Seattle Saturday evening. The fire was caused by fireworks, according to the Seattle Fire Department. 

The fire broke out around 6 p.m. near the intersection of California Ave. SW and SW Myrtle Street in the Gatewood neighborhood. 

The fire started in the brush and quickly spread to the exterior of an apartment building in the 1700 block of California Ave. SW. It damaged the outer decks and balconies of the apartment building, Seattle fire officials said. 

Residents of the apartment building described what happened to KING 5.

"I was in the bottom apartment. My son comes running and says 'mommy there's smoke outside' and I said it's probably somebody barbequing for the Fourth of July and then I noticed that there was a fire outside," one resident told KING 5. "My apartment got affected and my neighbors, but the good thing is that we all safe and everybody got out on time."

No injuries were reported.

Fire investigators ruled the fire accidental and said it caused an estimated $100,000 in damage.