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Pullman Arsonist Admits To 16 Other Fires

Police say Pullman Arsonist Bryan Kitchen has admitted to setting 16 other fires in addition to the one he set at the Grove Apartments in Pullman in July. Police say Pullman Arsonist Bryan Kitchen has admitted to setting 16 other fires in addition to the one he set at the Grove Apartments in Pullman in July.
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Police say Pullman Arsonist Bryan Kitchen has admitted to setting 16 other fires in addition to the one he set at the Grove Apartments in Pullman in July. Eight of the fires he admitted to, happened on the Washington State University Campus, while the other half happened in other places around Pullman.

Since his arrest, Kitchen has plead guilty to a felony charge of malicious use of fire to damage a property used in interstate commerce and entered a plea agreement for the Grove Apartment fire.

The charge has a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, but if the judge accepts the plea agreement, Kitchen would serve a sentence of 52 months.

As part of the plea agreement though, Kitchen told police about 16 other fires he set, some dating back to 2004. In several of the cases, he admits to setting cars on fire with BBQ lighter fluid. While many of the car fires only caused damage to property, other fires he set caused severe injuries to people.

Police say in November of 2007, Kitchen saw a jeep in a carport and used BBQ lighter fluid to set the jeep on fire. That fire eventually spread to a home where people were sleeping. In that case, one man had to jump out of a window to escape and suffered burns to his face and throat. His injuries were so severe he had to be flown to Harbor View in Seattle.

Police say Kitchen also admitted to starting eight fires on the WSU Campus, including a fire in the Science Hall men's bathroom, setting a bookshelf on fire in the Holland Library basement, setting the ceiling on fire in the bathroom at Daggy Hall, and setting a car on fire in the Fine Arts parking garage to name a few.

There are also four other cases of arson on the WSU campus that Kitchen is suspected of causing, but he hasn't admitted to them.

Damage estimates for all the fires total nearly a million dollars, but because Kitchen admitted to those fires as part of the plea agreement, he cannot be charged for those if the judge accepts the plea. Kitchen is scheduled to be sentenced in Spokane on April 15th.

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