Man Arrested For Lighting Debris On North Front Street
A man was arrested for lighting a small fire in the 700 block of North Front Street Friday night and now investigators want to know if he's lit any other fires in the city of Yakima. Yakima Fire Department Capt. Jeff Pfaff says the man faces a charge of reckless burning in connection with lighting some bedding material on fire. Pfaff says Police were able to arrest him because a witness watched the man and called 911. "This is a prime example of someone saw it and they stayed and watched and was able to give a good description. By doing that it leads to a possible conviction."
Pfaff says investigators are talking with the man who has not been identified.
Authorities are searching for clues in connection with 26 arson fires reported since early July. If you have any information about the fires contact Yakima County Crime Stoppers at 248-9980 or the Arson Alarm Foundation at 1-800-55-ARSON.