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Arson Suspect Arrested After Setting Fire to Apartment Building 

Seattle Police responded to assist Seattle Fire Department with an apartment fire earlier this* morning in the South Delridge neighborhood. 

Just before 08:00 a.m., officers arrived in the 1700 block of Southwest Barton Street secured and made the scene safe for SFD to extinguish the fire. Police spoke with witnesses who reported seeing a man on his porch light an item on fire then walk away. This man was also seen setting fire to items in his apartment before he himself caught on fire.

SFD provided medical aid to the 35-year-old male suspect with non-life-threatening injuries. He was later transported to Harborview Medical Center. 

The apartment building sustained extensive damage to several units but no one else reported injuries.  

The suspect was arrested for arson and will be booked into King County Jail once medically cleared.  

SPD Arson/Bomb detectives will be investigating this case.

*Updated for clarity 02/12/2023 03:52 p.m.