Arson fire damages four vehicles on 13th Avenue

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WALLA WALLA – An arson fire at Marguez Auto and Tire, 910 N. 13th Ave, that damaged four vehicles has Walla Walla Fire officials re-examining other recent fires in the area.

“There were a couple of grass fires in that vicinity in the last month,” said Fire Chief Bob Yancey. “It’s piqued our interest.”

Yancey said the fire at Marquez Auto was clearly an arson started in a Ford Van, causing roughly $3,000 in damages. It isn’t clear, however, what caused the other fires.

“Our fire investigators have talked to a few property owners in the area,” Yancey said, adding that anyone with information about the fires should call the Walla Walla Fire Department.

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