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Juvenile Male Arrested for Medical Lake Arson

Posted 6/6/2012 11:01 AM by MDGREGORY

On Saturday, June 2nd, 2012, Medical Lake Fire Department responded to a house fire at 207 East Lake St. After the fire was extinguished, it was determined the residence was a total loss.

Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy Mike McNees investigated the cause of the fire, which was determined by fire investigators to be incendiary in nature and did not result from a natural ignition source. On Tuesday, June 5th, 2012, Deputy McNees arrested a 12-year-old juvenile male for starting the fire. The male told Deputy McNees he ignited a propane bottle on the second floor of the residence, left it on the floor and thought it was turned off. About twenty minutes later, he said he realized the propane bottle had not been turned off when he saw the home on fire.

Deputy McNees arrested the juvenile male for 2nd Degree Arson.

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