A Rash of Arsons?

The announcement that yet another blaze in Poulsbo was an arson added to an already lengthy list of suspicious fires — at least for a county our size.

Poulsbo Fire Marshal Jerry Cooper told me this morning by phone that nothing else could have set the Poulsbo-area fire, just to the north of Bond Road near the North Kitsap Medical Center. He suspects that some recent burglaries at the home may be tied to the arson.

From molotov cocktails to lighting up the lingerie aisle, there have been several arsons in Kitsap recently. Here’s a few of the growing rash.


March 4: A fire destroys a storage facility and announcer’s box of the Bainbridge Little League’s Rotary Field, known as “Ed’s Shed.” A suspect, who police say confessed to the blaze, was arrested Friday. He is being held in the Kitsap County jail on $50,000 bail.

March 12: Bremerton police and fire investigators determined a blaze on the 1500 block of Olympic Avenue at about 3 a.m. was an arson. The culprits apparently threw a molotov cocktail at the residence, which included two women and a 10-month old child. The Kitsap Sun is unaware of any suspects being arrested.

March 15: Unknown suspects are said to have lit the undergarment section of Poulsbo’s Wal-Mart ablaze at about 9 p.m. The fire caused about $1.5 million in smoke damage, according to the Kitsap County Fire Marshal’s Office. The suspects remain at large.

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  1. The morning of the Molotov coctail incidence. I had a Fire investigator come in my store to watch video’s. The culprit used a Sobe bottle. I really hope they find this person. They could have killed baby. I think they had some leads from what I have read. I just do not understand how anyone could have such a mean soul.

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