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Fire investigators searching for 'person of interest' in I-90 fires

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Some the flames reached nearby trees Friday afternoon Some the flames reached nearby trees Friday afternoon
Fire crews were able to extinguish the fires and have all lanes reopen within two hours Fire crews were able to extinguish the fires and have all lanes reopen within two hours

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Fire investigators are searching for a 'person of interest' connected to a series of fires that burned along westbound I-90 Friday afternoon.

Investigators say at least four fires burned and slowed traffic near the Highway 195 interchange just before 4 p.m. Friday.

The Washington State Patrol says some of the fires merged together to form larger fires - the largest burned near the Garden Springs exit.

The 'person of interest' was reportedly driving an older model red or orange station wagon with simulated wood paneling on the sides. The driver was described as a white man in his late 40s, small in stature and was said to have blondish or sandy colored hair.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Spokane Fire Department Special Investigation Unit at 509-625-7052.

 

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