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A String of “Intentionally Set” Fires Hits Structures Around Rainier Avenue South

by Jack Russillo

A string of recent late-night fires around Rainier Avenue South have been deemed as intentionally set, Seattle Fire Department officials say. 

The fire that scorched a construction site with four three-story buildings under construction on the 1000 block of Sturgus Avenue South around 5:40 a.m. Thursday morning was the ninth fire in the area since mid-July and the second in a matter of hours in the north Beacon Hill neighborhood. A few blocks to the south, on the corner of Rainier Avenue South and 23rd Avenue South, the Rainier Farmers Market was set ablaze around 3:15 a.m., for the third time in a single week and the fourth time this summer. Continue reading A String of “Intentionally Set” Fires Hits Structures Around Rainier Avenue South