Police search for suspect after arson fire damages emptied First Hill restaurant

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A recently vacated First Hill restaurant suffered an estimated $21,000 in damage after a man suspected of another recent fire was seen breaking the building’s glass and setting it on fire late Friday night.

Seattle Police say they are continuing to search for the arson suspect they believe was contacted earlier by officers for an unrelated reckless burn.

Friday night’s just before 10 PM fire burned the front area of the restaurant space previously home to Little Neon Taco on Boren just off E Madison. Seattle Fire says investigators determined the fire was intentionally set and ruled it “incendiary.” Damage included combustibles in the front window space of the restaurant. Continue reading

Seattle Fire calls for public’s help after another string of arson fires in the Central District

Seattle Fire is calling for the public’s help after a string of arson fires set to vehicles and debris in the Central District.

The fires have been set in the same area another bout of arson incidents took place this summer.

SFD says it has responded to seven intentionally set fires since December 4th in Central District locations from 12th Ave near the youth justice center to near Judkins Park.

Most of the fires have been set to vehicles or debris, SFD says, but the update adds that “further details” regarding the fires are not being made public “to maintain the integrity of the investigative process.” Continue reading