Fire units responded to a fully engulfed structure on the Madrona Elementary School campus early Sunday morning.
We are awaiting updates from Seattle Fire regarding the extent of the damage and any word on the cause. UPDATE: A SFD spokesperson tells us the fire was determined to have been intentionally set and the investigation has been handed over to police. Damage was limited to $2,500 — $1,000 to the structure, $1,000 to the school building and another $500 to the contents of the shed.
The department marshal was dispatched to the scene for investigation of the blaze early in the response just after 12:30 AM Sunday.
The building was described as a “fully involved toolshed” by SFD radio dispatches and was brought under control about 10 minutes later. Inspections of adjacent facilities revealed smoke but no apparent fire damage.
The fire comes in the wake of a string of suspicious fires in the area. Madrona Elementary at 33rd and Union stands just 10 blocks from the arson fire that damaged the Med Mix restaurant last week. Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for any information pertaining to the case. Anyone with information is instructed to call 1-800-55-ARSON.