Arsonist Proves Print Still Good For Something

Hot on the heels (get it!) of yesterday’s arson fires in the University District, police are investigating another case of newspaper-box-arson on Capitol Hill.

From the good folks at Capitol Hill Seattle:

Seattle police were documenting the evidence at Broadway and Thomas early Thursday morning at the scene of another suspicious small fire in the city. On the sidewalk near a set of newspaper boxes outside Julia’s, another stack of free weeklies up in flames.

Meanwhile on Capitol Hill on Tuesday night, CHS reported on a small fire set to flyers on the north side of the Sun Electric building at 11th and Pine. SPD said they were not yet investigating the E Pine fire as an arson.

In Thursday’s Broadway incident, it appeared that the fire had been set to papers inside the Stranger’s box. The kiosk at Broadway and Thomas is across the street from the area where buildings were recently demolished for the 230 Broadway project and the frequently targeted Broadway Chase bank.

Police tell us they don’t have much to go on in this latest case, so it’s not clear whether the Capitol Hill fire is connected to the University District arsons.