Man deliberately set on fire in Spanaway, authorities say

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SPANAWAY, Wash. (AP) — A Pierce County sheriff's spokesman says a man who was found ablaze outside a fast-food business in Spanaway was deliberately set on fire.

Spokesman Ed Troyer tells The News Tribune of Tacoma that detectives are investigating it as an assault. He says the motive is unclear.

Fast-food workers who investigated what appeared to be a building fire on March 12 instead found a 46-year-old transient man on fire outside the business.

Harborview Medical Center in Seattle said Monday that the man was in serious condition.

The burned man told one of the fast-food workers that somebody lit him on fire.

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6 comments

    • Tattooed_Angel

      Not the second person lit on fire. Same person. They are just refreshing the story from the March 12th incident.

  • ted

    How does hate bring a person to this? What’s missing inside, when you’re even capable of thinking like this? Rings of ISIS………

  • Tattooed_Angel

    I live just a few blocks from there. I wonder if the transient is the one who occasionally sleeps at the Skippers on 138th. Any info whatsoever on possible suspects? I’m being vigilant myself since my car got broken into a month ago and then there was another attempt to break in again 2 nights ago. Try breaking into my car again, mothereffers, and I will nail you with frozen paint balls. I have excellent aim!