UPDATE: Two dumpster fires, minutes apart, along alleys in West Seattle Junction

(1st and 5th photos by WSB’s Katie Meyer)
2:48 AM: Firefighters are on the scene right now of two fires, both described as being in dumpsters, in The Junction, a block and minutes apart. More to come.

(This photo & next two by WSB’s Patrick Sand)
3:04 AM: One is on the alley west of Easy Street Records (photo above this paragraph), the other (top and next photo) in the carport under the Senior Center. Too soon to say if they are related to the recent arsons in High Point and Morgan, but indications are that these were set.

3:33 AM: SFD’s investigator (Marshal 5) is taking a look at the fires first; police are continuing to search the area.

Both fires were reported around 2:30 am.

No building damage reported so far but both of these dumpsters were in positions where that could have happened. This area is about two miles from the most recent arson in the series that police have been investigating – early Wednesday, October 21st, in a recycling bin at 40th and Morgan.

4:35 PM: SPD says they don’t think these arsons are related to the recent string, but they do have a surveillance image. We’re writing a separate update but in the meantime – see the new information/imagery here.

9 Replies to "UPDATE: Two dumpster fires, minutes apart, along alleys in West Seattle Junction"

  • Smitty October 31, 2015 (7:57 am)

    They need to catch this person in crisis before someone gets hurt – or killed.

    Video cams are everywhere, there has to be a good shot somewhere.

  • Sad in West Seattle October 31, 2015 (8:32 am)

    What’s happening in our community??? And we are shoving more people in our area. So sad, afraid it’s only going to get worse. :( I’m thankful no one was hurt, its only a matter of time. Please keep your eyes open.

  • T Rex October 31, 2015 (9:13 am)

    The longer they are out there, the braver they will get. Right now its dumpsters, the next level could be worse. I wonder if local business’s would put up posters with that picture of the person of interest so more people would know?

  • BJG October 31, 2015 (9:18 am)

    Live about a block from Easy Street location. Went to bed about 1AM and heard more people noises in the streets than usual. Parties maybe or leaving bars late? Hope the weather and/or police presence tonight keeps the Halloween activity under control. Set fires are not pranks.

  • nachobeaver October 31, 2015 (9:51 am)

    i would like to meet a person who can get a fire going in this weather its been raining non stop since 8 last night?? thats probably why he can only get dumpsters set!!

  • coffee October 31, 2015 (11:46 am)

    Nachobeaver, the Senior Centers are under the building. Plus we had rainbow bingo they were full of paper.

  • don October 31, 2015 (12:29 pm)

    and tonight is all hallows eve. Great cover so everyone be on the look out for fire setters!!!

  • Mike October 31, 2015 (2:32 pm)

    Well it’s a good thing SPD decided with the first arson not to investigate and push all the work onto SFD.

  • Judge Dred October 31, 2015 (2:58 pm)

    Whoever keeps doing this will be caught sooner than later. They are getting too cocky and will slip up soon. Some people might say that the culprit is …. “Playing with fire.”

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