SUV totaled by fire on North Palouse

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WALLA WALLA — A vehicle fire in the 300 block of North Palouse Street that totaled a 2004 Cadillac Escalade, Saturday, is being investigated as an arson.

According to Officer Tim Bennett, spokesman for the Walla Walla Police Department, witnesses spotted an unknown suspect toss something into a black Escalade parked at 310 N. Palouse St. at about 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.

When fire crews arrived, the passenger compartment of the vehicle was fully engulfed, according to Fire Chief Bob Yancey. The vehicle was valued at $15,000.

Police recovered a plastic kerosene can from the vehicle, and are continuing their investigation.

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