Devastating glow destroys 2 houses, 3 cars in Whidbey Island

by: KIRO 7 News Staff
Updated: Jul 6, 2017 – 12:12 PM


LANGLEY, Wash. – Authorities arrested a 48-year-old male for guess of arson after a harmful Whidbey Island glow broken during slightest dual houses and 3 cars.

Fire crews responded to a Langley stage circuitously Useless Bay Golf and Country Club around 6:30 a.m. At some point, a vast residence glow widespread to a second home and circuitously cars.

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The glow burnt one home to a belligerent and it gutted a second home. Chopper 7 flew over a stage on on 5797 Captain Vancouver Drive where it charred circuitously homes and mixed cars, destroying during slightest 3 cars.

For KIRO 7 during 5, Alison Grande will hear from authorities about what led adult to a fire. Watch on-air or online here.

“The best of a knowledge, there are no critical injuries. we trust everybody got out before a glow entirely engulfed a houses. We do have a think in custody,” Island County Sheriff Mark Brown said. “As shortly as a glow is out we’ll send [teams] in to serve accumulate justification for a fire.”

Island County Sheriff’s Office told KIRO 7 News deputies arrested 48-year-old Blake Fountain.The sheriff’s bureau is in a early stages of a investigation, and a do not have a motive.

As of mid-morning, thick fume can still be seen for miles as a homes smolder.

Red Cross volunteers are on a stage feeding initial responders. The volunteers are prepared to assistance anyone presumably displaced, though information about replaced residents has not been released.



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