- Associated Press - Sunday, August 16, 2015

PASCO, Wash. (AP) - Investigators say one suspect may be responsible for more than 50 suspicious fires that have broken out this summer in alleys around Pasco.

The Tri-City Herald says (https://is.gd/rTrfcL ) the fires have burned fences, garages, cars, a mother-in-law house and other structures. No injuries have been reported.

Pasco Fire Chief Bob Gear says the fires appear to have similarities. Most have started in alleys north of downtown with materials or structures that are easy to ignite. Crews have stayed busy fighting the suspected arson fires.

Earlier this summer, officials began noticing that the fires may be connected. They have warned the public. A reward has been offered for information.

Gear says the department typically responds to between 10 and 20 such fires a summer.



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Information from: Tri-City Herald, https://www.tri-cityherald.com

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