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Fireworks likely sparked fire that disrupted Comcast service in Puyallup

PUYALLUP, Wash. -- Comcast officials say a fire, likely started by fireworks, damaged fiber-optic lines in Puyallup on the 4th of July -- knocking out service to as many as 10,000 customers.

Comcast Washington said crews found sparklers at the scene and believe fireworks caused the outage.

Service was expected to be restored some time Wednesday afternoon.

Comcast engineers say they are working to resolve the issue and that they appreciate customers' patience.