Fireworks cause $1.5-million boat fire

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While fireworks exploded in the air above Seattle’s Gas Works Park Thursday night, firefighters were battling a fire at boat storage facility just down the street.

Seattle fire investigators say illegal fireworks are to blame for the fire that damaged 14 boats in dry rack storage.

Witnesses told KIRO TV News that a firework land on the boat cover of a MasterCraft on the second level of the storage racks.

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There are about 250 boats stored on the racks at Lake Union Skylaunch Marina

“There was a lot of black smoke, then a lot of fire that never went out. Whenever they put it out, it came back with a vengeance,” one witness told King 5 News.

Click here for a raw video of the fire from KLTV News.

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