Officers Arrest Woman for Georgetown Fires

Seattle police arrested a 34-year-old woman after she set a series of fires in Georgetown early Monday.

Around 4:30 AM, police received a report that someone had set fire to 10 garbage and recycling containers outside an apartment building near 4th Avenue South and South Michigan Street.

Surveillance video from a the building showed a woman igniting items in garbage cans and walking away.

While officers were investigating at the scene, they received additional reports of set fires in garbage cans at a nearby gas station and credit union office.

Witnesses described a suspect similar to the woman seen on the apartment’s surveillance video.

Officers continued searching the area and received a report of a fire set outside of a motel on East Marginal Way South. While responding to that scene, they found the suspect a short distance away and took her into custody.

Officers booked the 34-year-old woman into the King County Jail for arson.