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Illegal Fireworks Blamed For Seattle Marina Fire

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SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle fire investigators are blaming illegal fireworks for a blaze that damaged 14 boats at a boat storage facility Thursday night, as the city's official fireworks display was exploding nearby.
    
KIRO-TV reports (http://is.gd/g8WiwZ ) the Seattle Fire Department is estimating the fire caused $1.5 million in damages. One firefighter received minor injuries fighting the fire.
    
Authorities say it was under control quickly.
    
Cory Crosby, who works nearby, told KIRO-TV he saw the fire and moved some boats to prevent it from spreading further.

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