(SEATTLE) — An annual fireworks show in Seattle was the ruined by a fire at a boat storage facility on Lake Union Thursday.
According to ABC affiliate KOMO-TV, at least six boats were damaged in the fire. Witnesses said that the fire spread quickly.
“It started out as a small ember in a small boat,” one witness told KOMO-TV, “and they didn’t remove it quick enough and the whole thing caught fire.”
Firefighters responded to the report at about 10 p.m. on Thursday and the flames were extinguished in under one hour.
According to the Seattle Fire Department, up to 14 boats may have suffered as much as $1.5 million in damage in the fire.
The fire was apparently caused by a stray firework. There were no reported injuries in the fire. The fireworks show went ahead as scheduled after the fire was extinguished.
Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio
Andreas Preuss, CNN
Stephen Collinson and Eric Bradner, CNN
AJ Willingham, CNN
Jill Disis, CNN