$10,000 reward fund established, for information about suspicious fires in unincorporated Redmond

A $10,000 reward fund has been established by the Arson Alarm Foundation and the Washington Insurance Council for information about a series of suspicious fires which have recently occurred in the Union Hill and Trilogy areas of unincorporated Redmond (King County).

A $10,000 reward fund has been established by the Arson Alarm Foundation and the Washington Insurance Council for information about a series of suspicious fires which have recently occurred in the Union Hill and Trilogy areas of unincorporated Redmond (King County).

“There have been four that we have responded to, investigated,” said Craig Muller, supervisor of the King County Sheriff’s Office Arson Investigation Unit. “No one has been injured, yet.”

Muller said one fire was set in an unoccupied construction site on Union Hill, another in an area which has some occupied buildings with ongoing construction, one was in the parking lot of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Union Hill Road and the most recent fire, on Sept. 22, was near the Trilogy community at the top of Novelty Hill Road.

“It appears individuals have been pouring ignitable fluids into drains and setting them on fire. Samples are sent to the state crime lab, where they determine what the ignitables are, and that’s being done now,” Muller noted.

So far, there is no suspect information and no indication that the suspects are targeting any particular person or location, but the King County Sheriff’s Office Arson Investigation Unit is continuing its investigations.

Citizens who witness suspicious activity in these areas or anywhere in the City of Redmond or King County outside of Redmond are urged to call 911 immediately. Citizens with information about the previous fire-setting incidents should call 1-800-55ARSON to report the information and be eligible for the $10,000 monetary reward.


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