Arson Suspected During Burglary On 20th Avenue NE

From the Seattle Police Department Blotter:

Neighbors observed smoke coming from a North Seattle home and called Seattle Fire Department (SFD).  On 5/26/13, just shortly after 9:00 p.m., officers responded to a home in the 11000 block of 20 Av NE . SFD was already on scene and advised officers that when they arrived they found the front door open with its window broken out.  SFD contained the fire which appeared to have been started in a back bedroom closet.

After further investigation, it was determined that the residence had been burglarized and then a fire started.  The suspects attempted to enter via a basement door and when that didn’t work they entered through the front by breaking the window.

It is unknown at this time if anything was taken. Arson Bomb Squad (ABS) responded and took over the scene.  CSI responded also and processed the scene.

 Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call 9-1-1. Anonymous tips are welcome.

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3 Responses to Arson Suspected During Burglary On 20th Avenue NE

  1. Nancy says:

    The fire started around 8 pm. Some neighbors saw/spoke with three young men around that time who some thought were acting suspiciously. It was odd that they asked a couple people on that block and a nearby block where 17th was and then didn’t head toward 17th.

  2. Christina says:

    I wonder if the midday house fire on Friday 14 June at 10540 19th Ave NE is connected.

  3. Ryan says:

    No, Christina. I spoke with a woman who lived near the arson attack on 20th Avenue who also witnessed today’s fire, and she said the one on 19th was accidental and not related. Article here:

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