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Two men arrested in connection to Spokane Valley arson

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Fire investigators say they have arrested two men on federal Arson charges in connection to a fire at a vacant strip mall in Spokane Valley.


The fire happened on September 27, 2014 on East Sprague across from Winco Foods in Spokane Valley. Crews arrived and found flames coming out of the vacant strip mall. Once the fire was out, there was about $500,000 worth of damage and investigators deemed it suspicious.


After weeks of a joint investigation with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, 33-year-old Burk Thomas of Spokane Valley and 24-year-old Pavel Shevchenko of Spokane were arrested on federal arson charges. 


Thomas was the prospective new tenant of the strip mall and Shevchenko was doing remodeling work in the mall. 


Both are facing federal arson charges. 

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