Police Asking Public’s Help Finding North Everett Arsonist

September 4, 2013

Everett, Everett Fire, Police Blotter

Got the following press release in this evening from Aaron Snell at Everett Police regarding an arson fire in north Everett Wednesday afternoon…

Everett Police crime scene tapeArson detectives are investigating a house fire after firefighters extinguished a blaze earlier today.

At about 12:45 p.m. on September 4, 2013, occupants of a home in the 1500 block of Walnut St. heard a “boom” and looked outside. They saw a male lying on the ground and a small fire on the outside of their home. When the occupants got outside, the male was seen running westbound. Neighbors also saw the fire and called 911. The Everett Fire Department arrived and put out the fire but the structure sustained moderate damage.

The fire department deemed the fire to be suspicious and arson detectives were called to the scene. After a precursory investigation, detectives believed an accelerant was used to start and enhance the fire which caused the initial “boom”. Detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify the male who ran from the scene. He is described as white, 25-30 years old with short facial hair and wore a green jacket with blue jeans.

No injuries were reported by either the occupants or the fire department.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 911 or the Everett Police Department TIP LINE at (425) 257-8450.

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