No Arrests Yet In String Of Suspicious Fires
Yakima Police and fire department investigators are asking for the community’s help in preventing suspicious fires by providing information about people who loiter around businesses and other commercial buildings after hours. Yakima Fire Department Capt. Jeff Pfaff says this past summer, nearly 30 suspicious fires happened in Yakima over the span of about six weeks.
Fire investigators and police detectives say accelerants or other fuels are often used in suspicious fires to ensure flames grow quickly and travel farther.
So, a person milling around a building during non-business hours with a backpack or something else used to carry things may be considered suspicious.
If you see suspicious activity call 9-1-1, Yakima Police at 575-6200 or Yakima County Crime Stoppers 249-9980.