Puget Sound Key & Lock arson: End-of-night wrapup


As the night ends – with the gutted shop now boarded up, as our sunset photo above shows (earlier photos are in our morning report) – no word of arrests so far in this morning’s arson at Puget Sound Key & Lock (6016 California; map). Call 911 or the arson hotline (800-55-ARSON) with any tips. As we reported this morning, business owner Michael Dein says he had no fire insurance; bighearted, fast-acting WSB Forum members have set up a bank account for donations (any Wells Fargo Bank, account #5358011681.) and are meeting Monday night to discuss plans for a fundraising benefit (get the latest here). Tonight’s second note – remember others were affected, with businesses on each side and apartment residents above – we checked with Eric Renn from West Seattle Digital, a new shop adjacent to PS Key & Lock, and he e-mailed back:

We did suffer minor damage mainly from water, smoke fumes, and broken glass from when the fire fighter’s entered through the front door. I will not know the full extent of damage until the power is turned back on.

3 Replies to "Puget Sound Key & Lock arson: End-of-night wrapup"

  • GenHillOne March 22, 2008 (7:39 am)

    Thanks for reminding us about the other tenants; they too have losses. Sorry to be the cynical one folks, but before getting too swept away, I can’t help but remember that this is a crime scene. Someone threw Molotov cocktails at this business for crying out loud and there are a lot of unanswered questions.

  • Paul March 22, 2008 (1:24 pm)

    Agreed, and makes me a bit uneasy knowing my business is 3 blocks away….

  • iloveapbt March 22, 2008 (2:07 pm)

    I sincerely hope that everything turns out ok for the owner.

    I think that it is time to hold parents of kids under 18, financially and criminally, liable for these types of behavior.

    Children are a product of their enviroment.

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