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Police Investigating Three Overnight Arsons In West Seattle

Officers were called to assist Firefighters for three suspected arsons in West Seattle overnight.

Officers received a call just before midnight Friday, after two witnesses saw a man set fire to a dumpster in the 4300 block of SW Admiral Way.  The witnesses yelled at the suspect just before he ducked between two buildings and fled.

At the scene, officers spoke with witnesses  firefighters and learned someone had set another fire earlier that night, in a dumpster in the 4100 block of SW Admiral Way. Witnesses had extinguished the earlier fire before firefighters arrived.

About two hours later, around 2 AM, police were called to the scene of a third arson in the 3200 block of California Avenue SW after someone set fire to abandoned apartment building, scheduled for demolition.

Seattle Police Arson and Bomb Squad detectives are working with the Fire Marshall to investigate these incidents. Witnesses who spotted the man fleeing the fire in the 4300 block of SW Admiral Way described him as a white male, 5’11, wearing a gray and white striped jacket and khaki shorts.

If you have any information about these incidents, please call 911 and ask to speak to an officer.