An explosion that set a homeless encampment in Seattle ablaze on July 21 was due to explosive devices, according to law enforcement.
The devices that were detonated at the scene may have a connection to a fight for control over who is in charge of the drug trade among the homeless population in the area, KOMO reported Wednesday.
The blaze the erupted July 21 was initially reported as a brush fire that was seen burning up numerous trees at the site near Interstate 5 and a hospital.
Video footage shows the blazing inferno consuming everything in its path:
The cause was unknown at the time, but the police report obtained by KOMO said witnesses who saw the explosion deemed it a targeted attack on a fentanyl tent with people inside.
The article noted:
“[Witness] stated minutes prior to the explosion he saw the devices…