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'Suspicious' Fire Destroys Two Cars, Damages Apartment Building In Pullman

PULLMAN, Wash. - A Pullman fire investigator used the word "suspicious" to describe the cause of a fire that destroyed two vehicles and damaged the side of an apartment building on Valley Road just before midnight Saturday.

Firefighters received a call at 11:42 pm that a vehicle was on fire and threatening an apartment building at 1125 Valley Road.  Fire crews managed to confine the fire to an ATV vehicle that appeared to be used for snow removal, and an older model compact station wagon.   For a time, the fire threatened the western side of a three story apartment building.  Firefighters did a primary search of the upper two apartments to make sure there were no residents still inside the building.

Fire investigator Erik Taylor said the fire had the potential to cause some major damage.  He said if the blaze had reached the upper area of the structure that had a common attic it would have been a different story.  As it was, the heat from two burning vehicles that were parked next to the building melted much of the vinyl siding on the wall and scorched the wood under the vinyl.  Firefighters kept the fire from penetrating the building.

Taylor said the fire, which he called suspicious, appeared to have started in the ATV vehicle.  The fire then spread to the station wagon, parked closest the building, and burned part of the outside wall.   Taylor said he was working with the Pullman Police Department on the incident.

He said the fire continues to be under investigation.  The amount of damage is undetermined at this time.     

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