December 29–Seattle Fire Investigators determined a Beacon Hill house fire on Sunday Night was intentionally set.
At 5:15 p.m. on Sunday December 28, 2014 Firefighter/Dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center received multiple 911 calls reporting a fire at a home located in the 1800 block of South McClellan Street. Neighbors knocked on the door of the home and notified the people inside that the house was on fire and to evacuate.
When firefighters arrived they found flames coming from the side of the house. The fire extended up the side of the house into the attic space. It took firefighters 15 minutes to control the flames. Due to the charring in the attic space, it took nearly 90 minutes to completely extinguish the fire.
No one was injured.
The house was empty of furniture and considered vacant. The occupants inside the home were not authorized by the owner to be staying in the house.
The damage estimate is $60,000.
The case has been referred over to the Seattle Police Departments’ Arson Bomb Squad Detectives for further investigation.
If anyone has any information on this case they are asked to call the Arson Hotline at 1-800-55-ARSON (1-800-552-7766).