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December 10, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Fire at Burien Community Center was arson

Update at 11:19 a.m.|

The Associated Press

BURIEN — Investigators have determined that a fire Tuesday morning at the Burien Community Center was arson.

Dave Nelson of the Skyway Fire Department said on Twitter the fire was intentionally set and investigators are asking for tips on the arson hotline.

Nelson told KOMO Radio firefighters found flames on the exterior of the building when they responded about 6:30 a.m. It was a stubborn fire to put out after burning into a crawl space under the roof.

Nelson says the building is an old school owned by the city of Burien. It was being used by the Burien Actors Theatre for a performance of  “Coney Island Christmas.”

No one was injured. Additional firefighters were brought to the scene because of the cold weather.

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The Associated Press

BURIEN — A fire burning an old building in Burien has been difficult to put out because it spread into a crawl space near the roof.

Dave Nelson of the Skyway Fire Department tells KOMO Radio that firefighters quickly knocked down flames they found about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday on the exterior of the building where the fire apparently started.

He says the building is an old school and community center owned by the city of Burien.

No one was injured. Additional firefighters were brought to the scene because of the cold weather.

The King County Sheriff’s Office is helping the fire department investigate the cause of the fire.

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