Arson Section

Two arson fires set at Highline High School Monday morning

Two arson fires set at Highline High School Monday morning

Two separate arson fires were set at Highline High School Monday morning, March 19, according to Burien/ Normandy Park Fire Chief Mike Marrs. The fires were set a few hours apart in two different restrooms. Both... [Read more]

Two cars torched, ant-semitic graffiti found at Burien home Thursday morning

Two cars torched, ant-semitic graffiti found at Burien home Thursday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that just before 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning (Nov. 3) they responded to a report of a fire and possible hate crime in Burien. An explosion and fire happened... [Read more]

PODCAST: Arson burns middle school; rape accusations hit high school & more…

PODCAST: Arson burns middle school; rape accusations hit high school & more…

Here’s episode #39 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

UPDATE: Burien Police identify suspect wanted in connection with arson

UPDATE: Burien Police identify suspect wanted in connection with arson

The Burien Police Department is reporting that this 19-year old arson suspect (read our previous coverage here), turned himself in on Friday, July 10: Police say that the suspect was wanted for questioning... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Can you identify this arson suspect? Police seeking public’s help

PHOTOS: Can you identify this arson suspect? Police seeking public’s help

The Burien Police Department is asking all residents: “Can you identify this arson suspect?” Police say this suspect is wanted for questioning in an arson that occurred at Salmon Creek Park... [Read more]

Celebrate Burien Actors Theatre’s re-emergence with ‘Fire Watch Party’ Dec. 10

Celebrate Burien Actors Theatre’s re-emergence with ‘Fire Watch Party’ Dec. 10

Join Burien Actors Theatre for a party to celebrate BAT’s re-emergence from the Dec. 10, 2013 fire at the theater (read our previous coverage here) – and thank those who put out the flames and helped... [Read more]

City issues contract for repairs to the arson-damaged Burien Annex

City issues contract for repairs to the arson-damaged Burien Annex

The City of Burien announced Tuesday (Feb. 4) that it has issued a contract to Belfor Property Restoration for repairs to the fire-damaged Annex Auditorium…

Burien Actors Theatre needs $10,000 to pay for space for ‘Noises Off’

Burien Actors Theatre needs $10,000 to pay for space for ‘Noises Off’

Burien Actors Theatre announced Tuesday (Jan. 28) that their next production, which runs Feb. 21 through March 23 – “Noises Off” – is ON, but they still need to raise $10,000 to pay for a location…

Fundraiser for Burien Actors Theatre will be this Friday at Black Zia Cantina

Fundraiser for Burien Actors Theatre will be this Friday at Black Zia Cantina

The folks at one of Burien’s newest food and beverage establishments, Black Zia Cantina, will be hosting a raffle fundraiser for Burien Actors Theatre this Friday, Jan. 10, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. An... [Read more]

Read about ‘The Miracle on 153rd Street’

Read about ‘The Miracle on 153rd Street’

There was a fire at BAT’s home of 34 years (read our extensive coverage here). It is up to the Burien City Council, BAT’s landlord, to decide whether to rebuild the theater space or not. But this... [Read more]

‘Coney Island Christmas’ cast to perform smokin’ fundraiser for BAT Monday

‘Coney Island Christmas’ cast to perform smokin’ fundraiser for BAT Monday

It’s no secret the actors in Burien Actors Theatre’s “Coney Island Christmas” are talented and hilarious (read our review and download a Coupon here). So you don’t want to miss their smokin’... [Read more]

REMINDER: Up to $10,000 reward being offered for tips in Burien Annex arson fire

REMINDER: Up to $10,000 reward being offered for tips in Burien Annex arson fire

A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) involved with the Dec. 10 fire at the Burien Annex…

Hi-Liners find new home after arson damages their Burien Annex stage

Hi-Liners find new home after arson damages their Burien Annex stage

The Hi-Liners – like Burien Actors Theatre – were victims of last Tuesday’s arson at the Burien Annex, but “the show must go on,” and the group will be performing “Bye Bye... [Read more]

There’s ‘Hope’ – Burien Actors Theatre to perform in Highline Historical space

There’s ‘Hope’ – Burien Actors Theatre to perform in Highline Historical space

Our friends at Burien Actors Theatre, hit hard by Tuesday’s arson fire at the Burien Annex (read our extensive coverage here), announced via social media Thursday morning that they have located... [Read more]

Here’s how YOU can help Burien Actors Theatre, a victim of Tuesday’s arson

Here’s how YOU can help Burien Actors Theatre, a victim of Tuesday’s arson

Our friends at Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) – as well as the Hi-Liners (and some other local non-profits) – suffered greatly from an arson fire on Tuesday morning (read our extensive coverage here),... [Read more]

Arson melts playground equipment at Burien’s Big Picture High School campus

Arson melts playground equipment at Burien’s Big Picture High School campus

An arson fire melted playground equipment and rubber mats at Burien’s Big Picture High School campus early Tuesday morning (Sept. 10), causing between $3,000 – $5,000 in damages. Here are photos... [Read more]

UPDATE: Homeless Man Wanted for Arson has been Arrested in Burien

UPDATE: Homeless Man Wanted for Arson has been Arrested in Burien

Seattle police are reporting that the U.S. Marshals Pacific Northwest Fugitive Apprehension Task Force has tracked down and arrested Hung Minh Pham in Burien. As we previously reported, Pham, 45, was wanted... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes From "Retirement Party" For Burien's Arson-Sniffing Dog

PHOTOS: Scenes From "Retirement Party" For Burien's Arson-Sniffing Dog

They say that “every dog has his day” – if so, then Thursday (April 15) was definitely that “day” for Reicher, an accelerant-sniffing black labrador who was honored with... [Read more]

One Year Later: Survivors Of Burien’s Worst Arson Fire Continue On With Life

One Year Later: Survivors Of Burien’s Worst Arson Fire Continue On With Life

by Mark Neuman It was a year ago this morning (June 29th) that a fire tore through the Tara Apartments on SW 155th in Burien. The blaze, determined to be an arson by police, destroyed the Tara, jumped... [Read more]