The Burien Police Department posted the following photos on their Facebook page, showing a fire that started in some bushes and quick engulfed a tree near a home at SW 128th and 4th Ave SW: 11700949_627386164067379_8963615346284421534_o 11040511_627386150734047_4518761941395846510_o 11707730_627386154067380_7251880787382391215_o 11698574_627382237401105_5938174037233463381_n 11665391_627381980734464_5939072980055483022_n 11709457_627381837401145_6954152000192794505_n 11695757_627381730734489_1988273074785940749_n

Photos courtesy Burien Police Department.

“Here is why we are working so hard to enforce the fireworks ban,” police said. “This fire started in some bushes likely caused by fireworks and quickly engulfed a tree and was threatening a nearby home. Officers tried using their fire extinguishers but the fire grew too large. They evacuated the nearby home and waited for the fire department who did a great job extinguishing the fire. This was a very close call at SW 128 and 4 SW.”