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SFD investigating 15th Ave house fire — UPDATE: Arson

Seattle Fire is investigating what caused an early Monday morning fire that charred a 15th Ave home where a recent tragedy occurred.

SFD said it responded to the house fire in the 200 block of 15th Ave just after 6 AM. There were no initial reports of damage available. The fire was reported extinguished just before 6:30 AM.

The house is the Squire Park home where police found the body of Alice Scott on June 7th after her husband of 20 years reported he had shot and killed her days earlier after a quarrel. 89-year-old Isaac Ealy was arrested and charged in the murder.

Seattle Fire says the blaze is being investigated.

There were no reported injuries.

UPDATE 6/21/2022: A Seattle Fire spokesperson said that the investigation determined the house fire was intentionally set. Seattle Police are now investigating.

Damage was estimated at $15,000.


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