'Domestic Terrorism' Hits Wash.

Radical environmentalists suspected after sign is found at scene of fire
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2008 1:55 PM CST
Firefighters walk past the remains of a house still in flames at the scene of where four multimillion dollar homes burned Monday, March 3, 2008, in Woodinville, Wash., a suburb north of Seattle. A sign...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Fire destroyed three multimillion-dollar show homes near Seattle today, and explosives found inside led officials to give the cause as "domestic terrorism," the Post-Intelligencer reports. No one was injured in the fires, which seriously damaged two other houses. A radical environmentalist group apparently left a spray-painted sign criticizing the builders at the scene.

The ecosabotage group Earth Liberation Front was apparently offended by the “green construction” practices used at the "rural cluster development." “Built Green? Nope black!” the sign taunted. “McMansions in RCDs r not green. ELF." But the organization didn't claim responsibility, and investigators didn't assign blame.