Fire destroys 2 homes at Lake Samish, damages another

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. -- Fire destroyed two homes Thursday afternoon at Lake Samish, south of Bellingham.

Firefighters believe the fire started in a mobile home before spreading to another home. Both were gutted by the fire.

Officials said a third home was also damaged.

Witnesses told Q13 FOX News a volunteer firefighter who lives nearby tried to hose down one roof, but the winds were too strong.

Crews were able to knock down the fire a short time later.

Two firefighters were treated and released for heat or smoke-related issues.