Fire causes $10K in damage to Vancouver Safeway store

By Paul Suarez, Columbian web producer

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Updated: March 6, 2012, 6:11 PM

 

A bathroom fire caused about $10,000 in damage to a Vancouver Safeway store Monday night, officials said.

The fire was reported at 10:41 p.m. at the store near the corner of Andresen Road and East Mill Plain Boulevard, said Capt. Scott Willis, a Vancouver fire spokesman. Firefighters arrived a few minutes later.

Safeway employees directed firefighters to the men’s room, where they found a working fire, Willis said.

Firefighters quickly knocked out the fire, which was believed to have started in a trash can, Willis said.

Investigators determined it was arson, Willis said.

Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said Joshua S. Schreiber was arrested and booked into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of one count of first-degree arson. He was in jail Tuesday evening, with bail not allowed.

Schreiber’s age and residence were not available.