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Police investigating arson fires

Bainbridge police and firefighters are investigating a recent string of arson fires in the Winslow area.

The most recent fire occurred on Saturday behind a Winslow Way business mall. According to police, a broom was set on fire in a storage area, causing “significant damage” to an exterior wood wall.

The fire was extinguished shortly after firefighters were alerted to the scene by a witness.

Police say the fire follows a pattern of other fires ignited in Winslow over the last few months. The fires have been set in dumpsters and around several businesses.

Fire and police officials are asking that all businesses be on the lookout for suspicious behavior and take precautions by removing combustible materials stored outside of buildings.

Police are asking for any information pertaining to the arson fires. They can be reached at (206) 842-5211.