Investigator: Fatal Wenatchee fire likely arson



WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Investigators say a fire that killed two young boys in Wenatchee earlier this week was probably arson.

Detective Sergeant John Kruse says a final decision about the cause of the fire will be made in a few weeks after samples are examined by the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab.

The bodies of two boys, ages 4 and 6, were found on the ground floor of the duplex that burned Thursday night.

KPQ radio reports Kruse thinks the incident may be gang related.

Although the victims were not gang members, there were gang members living in the house and it has been a target of gang violence in the past.

The 28-year-old father burned during the fire remains at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in serious but stable condition.


Information from: KPQ-AM,