Seattle Fire quickly extinguished a blaze in a building under construction on E Pine Sunday morning after flames were reported coming from the backside of the duplex project.
Investigators worked to determine the cause of the small fire first reported just before 6 AM. No damage estimates were yet available. UPDATE: SFD says the investigation has been handed over the police after investigation showed the fire, which did $5,000 in damage to the new construction, was intentionally set. It joins a small string of suspicious fires currently under investigation in the area.
City records show that the construction project entails raising the heigh of the duplex, transitioning a garage to a living space and creating surface parking at the address.