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Arson Detectives Investigating University District Fires

SPD Arson detectives are investigating after a one-block stretch in the University District became the scene of several arson fires and attempted arson fires Friday night.

Just before 7 pm, police and firefighters were called to 55th and Brooklyn Ave after someone started a fire on a porch and on a couch on the street. Neighbors had already extinguished the two small fires before police and firefighters arrived.

At the scene, police also found that someone had set a small fire under a car near 52nd and Brooklyn Ave and had tried to set fire to two other cars.

Detectives believe the fires caused at least $10,000 in damage.

If you have any information about the fires, please contact SPD’s Arson investigators at (206) 684-8980.