UPDATE: White Center brush fire spreads to building; 1 arrested

(Thanks to Gill Loring for smoke-plume photo)

3:39 PM: All that smoke south of downtown White Center is from what started as a brush fire and has spread to a building.

It’s east of 16th SW and south of 107th. No injuries reported.

3:50 PM: Still smoky. Our crew reports that 16th SW is now closed between 110th and 112th because of the smoke.

4:13 PM: Departments from other areas responded to assist North Highline FD, including Seattle.

9:22 PM: Two updates – 16th SW had reopened by the time we checked back around dusk. Also, investigators say this was arson, and a suspect is in custody – a 34-year-old man. Three firefighters were injured in what was eventually classified as a three-alarm fire.

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2 Responses to “UPDATE: White Center brush fire spreads to building; 1 arrested”

  1. Not sure if it could be related, but power just went out at 28th SW and SW 106th.

  2. Not sad about this (lot burning that is. The apartment part is awful). That empty lot has been neglected by the developer for years and has turned into a dumping ground.