3rd arson at Washington State University



PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Three arsons in a week at Washington State University have residents on edge and Pullman authorities looking for a fire bug.

Captain Eric Reiber (RY’-ber) says the latest fire was reported early Tuesday, just after midnight in McCoy Hall, a veterinary building on campus. The arsonist apparently broke in through a window and set multiple fires.

The fire was contained by sprinklers, and most of the loss appears to be water damage.

This follows an arson on Saturday that burned a two-story community building at the Chief Joseph apartment complex and an arson last Tuesday that burned a community building at the Nez Perce apartment complex. Both are university housing.

Police are investigating.

Reiber says firefighters are asking residents to be aware, make things secure and report anything unusual.