WOODINVILLE, Wash. — Four large homes are burning at a “Street of Dreams” model home development north of Woodinville, and the Snohomish County District Seven Chief Rick Eastman told KING-TV that a sign saying ELF was left at the scene.
ELF or Earth Liberation Front has claimed responsibility for other arsons, including one at the University of Washington in 2001 for which a woman is now on trial in Tacoma.
Eastman also told KOMO-TV that the fires are suspicious because they were set in multiple places in separate homes.
Eastman says police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating.
No reports of injuries in the three-alarm Monday morning fire. Eastman says some of the homes were still under construction.
Eastman says one is a total loss and two homes are substantially damaged. He says fires also were set at a total of six homes.
The Street of Dreams is an annual showcase of luxury homes in the Seattle area. The latest development is off Highway 522 at Echo Lake Drive.