MALTBY — Tips still are needed to help solve an arson at a construction site near Maltby last year.
Nearly six months have passed since the Dec. 9 fires, which damaged three unoccupied homes that were under construction.
No suspects have been identified, said Ed Hardesty, an investigator with the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office. A $10,000 reward remains available.
“We’re just looking for anyone who may have information that could lead to an arrest in the case,” he said.
Tipsters can be anonymous. They can contact the national arson hotline, 1-800-55-ARSON, or the fire marshal’s office at 425-388-3557.
The two-alarm fire was reported just before dawn. The houses under construction were near the 18500 block of Broadway Avenue, near Maltby and Clearview.
In 2008, that area was the location of the Streets of Dreams fires, one of the most expensive arsons in county history. Environmental terrorists were suspected of the unsolved crime.
There is no reason to suspect something similar in December’s fire, Hardesty said.
“Not at this point, but I haven’t ruled anything out,” he said. “There’s nothing to suggest that.”
The December incident involved at least two separate fires, and a third attempted arson, all in the same neighborhood. Damage was estimated at $700,000.
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