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Apr 01

Arson Alarm

Lacey police are asking the public to help identify a person believed to have started several fires in the city on Sunday, including one at Komachin Middle School. Early Sunday, Lacey Fire District 3 crews were dispatched to the school in the 3600 block of College Street Southeast. The school is being remodeled and Battalion Chief Ryan Fox said the fire was contained to an area of new construction. Still, Lacey Sgt. Shannon Barnes said it did "several thousand dollars" in damage. read more

Mar 23

Arson Alarm

The Seattle Police Department (SPD) arrested a 38-year-old Federal Way man who officers say started several fires in a Belltown apartment building on March 10. Officers said the suspect is a former tenant of the apartment complex. The Seattle Fire Department responded to the fire, located at the Bell Tower in the 2200 block of Frist Avenue, around 2:45 a.m. An official said the fire had started in the lobby of the 17-story low-income housing complex. Crews were able to put the fire out in less than an hour, and investigators were able to determine that the fire was intentionally set. Multiple floors of the building were evacuated due to unsafe conditions. Those residents were able to take shelter inside a King County Metro bus before being allowed back into their homes. read more

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