Authorities are investigating three fires that have been started within Washington State University buildings during the last week. Police believe that all three fires have been started by the same individual. The third fire was started around midnight on Tuesday in one of the school’s veterinarian building.
It is believed that the arsonist broke into one of Washington State University buildings via a window and started more than one fire. The school’s sprinkler system managed to contain the blaze and most of the damage to caused was due to water damage.
Thankfully no one has been hurt as a result of any of the fires. The suspects first target was a community apartment complex last week. The second was another community building, the Chief Joseph apartment complex, on Saturday.
A Washington State University statement read; “An activated sprinkler system kept damage to a minimum and there are no continuing risks to individuals or other property. The Pullman Fire Department and the WSU Police Department will be investigating this fire. Please be aware of your surroundings and report anything suspicious.”
The police have enlisted the help of a sniffer-dog that is trained to track evidence after a fire. Authorities are also studying any footage from the various security cameras in the surrounding area.