Arsonist burns cars at 14th and Nevada

An arsonist torched multiple cars on 14th Ave. S. just west of Jefferson Park early Sunday morning.

Beacon Hill Blog news partner KOMO reported yesterday:

Seattle Police spokesman Mark Jamieson said that officers and firefighters were called to the 4100 block of 14th Avenue South, just north of Nevada, around 5:15 a.m. on a report of a car fire. As they arrived, they learned of a second fire near 14th and Nevada.

As firefighters were putting those fires out, a third vehicle fire was reported on Nevada, near 16th. Jamieson said a resident with a garden hose quickly put that fire out.

Jamieson said that two other cars were targeted by the arsonist. One had burned papers inside, but it never spread beyond that. The fifth car had its doors open, was ransacked inside, but it was never ignited.

SPD’s Arson/Bomb Squad has taken over the investigation, Jamieson said. There were no injuries reported.

The KOMO report also includes photos and video.

Neighbor George V. Reilly also took some photos of the damaged vehicles. You can see them here.