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Arson fire damages South Hill business

Arson fire damages South Hill business

SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: On Sunday at around 6 a.m., Spokane Police arrested the man who is suspected of setting the fire that forced Beacon Cleaners to temporarily relocate and injured a fire fighter.

Detectives developed probable cause to arrest 42-year-old Scott M. Lenway for 2nd Degree Arson for the incident that occurred back in August.

Original Story: Spokane firefighters quickly extinguished a fire at Beacon Cleaners in the 3200 block of South Grand Blvd. Thursday morning. Fire investigators confirmed the cause was arson because there were two points of origin: one on the west-facing side of the building and another on the east.

Investigators also say this fire is similar to another arson case they have been investigating since it occurred on August 11th. 

No other information was given about the earlier incident, but police and fire managers say they don't believe there is a general threat to the public. The damage to the Beacon Cleaners building was minimal.


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