Public’s help needed in finding Des Moines arsonist(s)


The King County Sheriff’s Office Fire/Arson Investigation Unit, in conjunction with the Des Moines Police Department are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the individual(s) responsible for intentionally starting a fire last Friday, March 9.

On March 9 at approximately 3:40 p.m., a fire was set in an unoccupied residence at 20847 Des Moines Memorial Drive. The fire quickly spread throughout the remainder of the structure, causing over $100,000.00 dollars in damage. Multiple Fire Units from South King Fire and Rescue, the Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department, and SeaTac Fire Department responded to the blaze, which took approximately three and a half hours to bring under control.

Investigators on-scene determined the fire was incendiary in nature and posed an extreme life/safety risk to the responding Fire Department personnel and the public.

Individuals with information about this Arson fire are requested to contact the King County Sheriff’s Office Fire/Arson Investigation Unit at (206) 296-6670 or the Arson Alarm Foundations, Fire Stoppers tip line at 1-800-55-ARSON. Calls will remain anonymous.

Arson Alarm is offering a reward from their $10,000.00 fund for the arrest and conviction of those responsible.


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