Police seek three suspects in Hough neighborhood fires

By Emily Gillespie, Columbian Breaking News Reporter

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Anyone with information on the incident or the identity of any or all of the suspects is asked to contact Vancouver Police Arson Investigator Dave Chamblee at 360-487-7400 ext. 3155 or at david.chamblee@cityofvancouver.us.

Anyone with information on the incident or the identity of any or all of the suspects is asked to contact Vancouver Police Arson Investigator Dave Chamblee at 360-487-7400 ext. 3155 or at david.chamblee@cityofvancouver.us.

Anyone with information on the incident or the identity of any or all of the suspects is asked to contact Vancouver Police Arson Investigator Dave Chamblee at 360-487-7400 ext. 3155 or at david.chamblee@cityofvancouver.us.

Anyone with information on the incident or the identity of any or all of the suspects is asked to contact Vancouver Police Arson Investigator Dave Chamblee at 360-487-7400 ext. 3155 or at david.chamblee@cityofvancouver.us.

Vancouver police are looking for three suspects connected to two fires in the Hough neighborhood that are being investigated as arson.

Officers responded to the 900 block of West 16th Street at about 4 a.m. on July 23 for an abandoned vehicle on fire, according to police. The cause of the fire was undetermined.

Shortly after the vehicle fire was reported, police were notified of a garbage can on fire less than a block away at a business, 1110 W. 17th St., according to the Vancouver Police Department. The garbage bin was next to the building, which sustained minor exterior damage from the blaze, police said.

Surveillance video captured images of three people walking east on 17th Street, away from the vehicle fire, and walking down the driveway of a business where the garbage can was found burning, police said.

One suspect is described as a female who was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. A second suspect is described as a male who was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with writing on the front, a baseball hat and dark pants. The third suspect is a male who was wearing a light-colored T-shirt with a picture on the front.

Anyone with information on the incident or the identity of any or all of the suspects is asked to contact Vancouver police Arson Investigator Dave Chamblee at 360-487-7400, ext. 3155, or at david.chamblee@cityofvancouver.us.