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Woman Arrested For Burglary and Arson at Multiple Homes in Leschi Neighborhood

A 21-year-old woman was arrested Sunday afternoon for arson and burglary after she broke into seven homes in the Leschi neighborhood.

Police responded to the 100 block of Lake Washington Boulevard East to investigate a burglary-and-fire alarm at 3:15 PM. Officers arrived at the residence and found two small fires inside the kitchen.

The Seattle Fire Department was called to extinguish the fires.

Firefighters were dispatched to treat a woman just south of the scene of the fire. When officers responded to the location to assist firefighters, the women told officers she had broken into a total of seven homes in the area, broken windows, and set fires. Neighbors provided surveillance video to police, who were able to confirm the woman had broken into the homes, wandered around inside, and then set fires.

Officers booked the woman into King County Jail for investigation of arson and burglary.