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Police Arrest Man For Setting Five Fires At Central District Homes

Police arrested a 27-year-old man for arson Monday evening after he set fires at five Central District homes.

Around 7:30 PM, officers and the Seattle Fire Department first responded to a home in the 600 block of 37th Avenue after the resident saw a man trying to set fire to his home.

After responding to the home on 37th Avenue, police and firefighters continued to receive reports of fires at homes in the area, involving materials like chopped firewood, patio furniture, trash bins, boxes, and propane grills.

Police and SFD responded to investigate and extinguish four additional fires—in the 3400 block of East Terrace Street, two in the 500 block of 31st Avenue, and another in the 500 block of 30th Avenue—and received reports the suspect was running through the yards of homes, shirtless, with a blanket over his head.

Officers found the man, arrested him, and booked him into the King County Jail for arson.