Update: Truck fire at Mt Pleasant Cemetery was intentionally set
Posted on June 11th, 2013 by Laura Fonda
UPDATE as of Wednesday: We received word this morning from SFD that investigators have determined the cause of the truck fire at Mt Pleasant Cemetery is incendiary, which means intentionally set. The truck damaged was a Ford F150 pick-up and the damage estimate is $3,600.
In addition to seeing the real-time 911 report on an Upper Queen Anne fire this morning, we also got several reader tips on a fire at Mt Pleasant Cemetery. At the time, Seattle Fire Department was reporting a response to a car fire at 5th Ave W and W Raye St, but we had several Queen Anne resident witnesses who said it was in the cemetery.
We reached out to Seattle Fire Department to clear up any confusion, and they’ve responded to let us know the following:
No one was injured, and neighboring residences are safe.