Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins says a large fire at a construction site in north Beacon Hill early Thursday morning was the result of arson and fire investigators are looking into several other fires in the area that were also intentionally set.

In an evening press conference, Chief Scoggins said, “In the last 30 days, in the area around Rainier and on Beacon Hill our arson investigators and SPD’s Arson Bomb Squad has identified 10 fires in this area that have been intentionally set, there have also been a number of other fires set in and around Rainier, mostly smaller in nature.”

Chief Scoggins said Thursday morning’s fire was the fourth time in the last 30 days that that same location in the 1000 block of Sturgis Ave. S. has been targeted.



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