A notice of a $10,000 reward has been posted on a 23rd Ave house after a Seattle Fire Marshal determined that an early Saturday morning blaze inside the structure was intentionally set. Below is the Seattle Fire Department brief on the incident.
The 2:54 AM fire was extinguished quickly and damage was contained to a back bedroom where the blaze started, according to SFD. Red Cross responded to provide shelter for the home’s occupants.
The 810 square-foot house was built in 1910 and is directly across the street from Garfield High School. It is owned by a Haile Yitref of Bellevue who acquired the property in September 2011. Across the alley to the south stands the 23rd and Alder duplex where police cleared a group of occupiers this January. That property, by the way, was also remains in the possession of Denmark West.
The reward notice is posted by a foundation that supports the program. Anybody with information is encouraged to call 1-800-55-ARSON. A full arson investigation is underway.
Seattle Fire Investigator Determines Early Morning House Fire is Incendiary
October 20—A Seattle Fire Investigator determined an early morning fire at a Central District home was determined to be an incendiary fire. The Seattle Police Department’s Arson Bomb Squad is conducting an investigation into the fire.
The first 911 call came into dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center at 2:54 a.m. reporting a fire in a room of a home located in the 300 block of 23rd Avenue. Firefighters discovered a fire in a back bedroom of the home. Crews were able to contain the flames to the back bedroom. Flames were extinguished within 14 minutes.
The first floor of the home sustained smoke damage. No one was injured. The Red Cross was called to provide temporary shelter for the occupants of the home.
The damage estimate is $40,000 to the structure and $8,000 to the contents.