More Taylor Bridge Fire victims suing construction companies

ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- More victims are suing the construction companies accused of starting the Taylor Bridge Fire.

Action News learned there's now close to 60 people suing Conway Construction and Rainier Steel. That's up from about a dozen when the suit was first filed last month.

They claim the companies were negligent.

The fire burned 23,000 acres and destroyed dozens of homes.

A spokesperson for DNR said the fire's exact cause or origin hasn't been determined.