Intentionally set fires in the Pioneer Square and Chinatown-International District vicinity
Intentionally set fires in the Pioneer Square and Chinatown-International District vicinity

Source: Google News

The Seattle Fire Department and Police Department have recently seen an uptick in intentionally set fires in the Pioneer Square and Chinatown-International District vicinity. Most of the fires have occurred in dumpster receptacles and recycling bins near businesses. On Oct. 2, the fire department responded to a fire in a business that was closed, undergoing a remodel. Most of the fires have occurred between the hours of 2 a.m. and 8 a.m.

The Seattle Fire Department’s fire investigators continue to work closely with the Seattle Police Department’s Arson and Bomb Squad to share information regarding the ongoing investigations.

In light of these recent events, SFD and SPD are urging the public to immediately call 911 if you see someone setting an illegal fire, and to take steps to reduce the chance of a fire occurring at your home or business.

Further details regarding recent fires are kept confidential to maintain the integrity of the investigative process.

List of intentionally set fires on Oct. 2:

  • 5th Ave. S. and S. King St. — dumpster fire
  • 1000 block of S. Jackson St. — fire in a business that was closed and undergoing a remodel
  • 1st Ave. S. and S. King St. — rubbish fire
  • 1st Ave. S. and S. King St. — rubbish fire
  • Alaskan Way S. and S. King St. — set fire on an electric scooter
  • Alaskan Way S. and S. King St. — rubbish fire
  • 10th Ave. S. and S. Jackson St. — dumpster fire