Man allegedly sets ex-girlfriend's car on fire in Spokane apt. complex

Man allegedly sets ex-girlfriend's car on fire in Spokane apt. complex

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by KREM.com

KTVB.COM

Posted on October 6, 2012 at 9:42 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A man reportedly turned himself into police after witnesses say he started a destructive fire at a Spokane apartment complex.

It happened around 1:45 a.m. Saturday at Hilby Station Apartments near South Palouse Highway and 57th.

A white sedan went up in flames, completely destroying the vehicle. The car next to it also suffered damage.

Residents of the complex tell KREM 2 they heard banging noises about 10 minutes before the fire. One witness said he saw the car’s windows smashed in and a man in a black hoodie run from the scene.

The car’s owner says she suspected her ex-boyfriend set the fire and that he turned himself in later that morning. According to jail records, the man she implicated was booked into jail around 4 a.m.

The flames came very close to a tree and could have spread to nearby grass and structures, but crews were able to contain the fire before it grew.

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