Richland homes evacuated after firework catches tree on fire

Richland Fire Crews Put Out Tree Fire Caused By Firework

RICHLAND, Wash. — Two homes in Richland were evacuated early Tuesday morning after a firework caused a tree to catch fire, sending flames as high as power lines, according to police.

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Richland first responders were called around 2:08 a.m. Tuesday to the 900 block of Thayer Drive.

Richland PD told KAPP-KVEW that officers saw the flames as high as the power lines when they arrived.

Two homes were evacuated as a precautionary measure, according to police.

Nearby residents told the Richland Police Department they heard two “large booms” before the fire started.

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Investigators obtained video surveillance from the area showing a firework landing in the tree, igniting the fire.

The fire department was able to put the fire out shortly after arriving on the scene.

Police tell KAPP-KVEW they are investigating where the firework came from.

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