EVERETT — Police believe a small fire outside a house in the 1500 block of Walnut Street on Wednesday afternoon was the work of an arsonist.
People inside the home heard a “boom” about 12:45 p.m., officer Aaron Snell said. They looked outside and saw the fire. They also saw a man running away.
No injuries were reported.
The house sustained “moderate damage,” Snell said. The fire apparently was started with some sort of accelerant.
The suspect was described as a white man in his late 20s with short facial hair. He wore a green jacket and blue jeans.
Anyone with information should call 911 or 425-257-8450.