Arrest made in Pullman apartment fire

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SPOKANE — Pullman police have arrested a suspect in connection with a fire that destroyed four apartment buildings and a club house that were worth about $13 million.

Police announced the arrest of 31-year-old Bryan Kitchen on Monday for suspicion of arson. Police say he has been a suspect since the July 14 fire.

The fire destroyed 88 units that were under construction at the Grove apartment complex. Many of the units were already rented to Washington State University students. The fire also destroyed three pieces of construction equipment and damaged a dozen more.

Police labeled the fire suspicious from the start, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been involved in the investigation.