Police wonder if arsonist sparked Roosevelt home fire

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SEATTLE — Police are investigating the suspicious circumstances surrounding a fire at a Roosevelt home early Tuesday morning.

Seattle police received a call around 2 a.m. Tuesday from a homeowner who said smoke was wafting through his bedroom window on the second floor of his home in the 800 block of NE 72nd Street.

Firefighters called to the home extinguished the blaze, which had burned much of the home’s porch, basement and attic, as well as damaging the siding of the neighboring house.

Fire investigators believe the fire started on the front porch of the home, and are looking into the suspicious circumstances around the start of the blaze.

Anyone with information on the fire is encouraged to call 911.


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