Builders involved with the project said the homes used "green" techniques such as water-pervious sidewalks, super-insulated walls and windows and products made with recycled materials, such carpet pads.
"We all built our houses to higher standards to try to demonstrate best practices in the industry," said Grey Lundberg, whose company CMI Homes built one of the homes that was destroyed.
Hey, I want to stop urban sprawl just as bad as the next guy but jeez! These homes supposedly had a bunch of eco-friendly features. Either way, you can't have idiots burning things down because they don't like it. If that was the case then I would have to quit my job to become a full-time arsonist!
They removed "incendiary devices" but there is "no evidence" that they were used? "Potential" domestic terrorism act? What exactly do we pay the ATF to do again?
Crews removed incendiary devices found in the homes, Snohomish County District 7 Fire Chief Rick Eastman said. Later, however, Kelvin Crenshaw, special agent in charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in Seattle, said there was no evidence such devices had been used.
The FBI was investigating the fires as a potential domestic terrorism act, said FBI
spokesman Rich Kolko in Washington, D.C.