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Seattle police say an early-morning fire at an apartment unit in the 1100 Block of Yakima Avenue South may have been the action of a

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Police: Ex-Love Interest May Be to Blame for Early-Morning Arson

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Seattle police say an early-morning fire at an apartment unit in the 1100 Block of Yakima Avenue South may have been the action of a disgruntled ex-boyfriend.

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According to police, the fire - which was relatively minor - was reported just before 4 a.m. this morning, and is believed to be the second call authorities responded to last night related to the apparently disgruntled ex.

As Detective Mark Jamieson reports on the SPD "Blotter" blog:

The call of the arson came in just before 4:00 this morning, but there had been an earlier disturbance involving possibly the same suspect about 90 minutes earlier. Around 2:20 am, a male entered the unlocked door of the apartment unit on Yakima Avenue South and was confronted by the woman's boyfriend. The suspect took off running, and the police were called. Officers arrived and contacted the victim. She stated that the suspect could have been a man she had dated previously, and gave a description to officers. An area check was conducted, but the suspect was not located.

Just before 4:00 am, another 911 call came in from the same location, this time indicating that possibly the same suspect had returned and did something to the apartment, causing it to burn. Seattle Fire was able to quickly extinguish the flames and the damage was contained to the outside of the building only.

Jamieson also reports that no injuries were reported from the small blaze, and that after a K-9 unit was unable to locate the suspected arsonist the case was forwarded to detectives for further investigation.

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