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Woman Arrested for String of SODO Arsons

Seattle police have arrested a woman suspected of string of arsons in the SODO area earlier this week.

Investigators believe the 31-year-old woman first set five small fires in a construction site in the 2400 block of 3rd Avenue just before midnight on March 24th.

She then set a fire at an auto repair shop in the 2900 block of 4th Ave South, burned refuse at Occidental and Lander, burned in a garbage can in the 2700 block of South Hanford Street, ignited debris in the 3300 block of 2nd Avenue South, torched another garbage can and a forklift at a brewery in the 2900 block of 1st Avenue South, and set alight a dumpster and the bed of a pickup truck near the 2700 block of 1st Avenue South.

Police considered the woman as a person of interest shortly after the fires, but, a short time after the last fire was set, she was arrested for a separate crime, burglary,

When officers attempted to book the woman into jail, the King County Jail declined her for medical reasons and she was taken to Harborview Medical Center. After receiving treatment, she walked away from the facility.

Today, March 27th, the South Precinct Burglary squad arrested her in the 2700 block of Occidental Avenue South, not far from where the last fire in the spree of arsons was set.

Arson/Bomb Squad detectives conducted an extensive interview with the woman and booked her into the King County Jail for burglary and arson.