Three fires suspected of being set intentionally in the Kennewick area recently are not believed to be connected, a police official said.
The latest fire happened at a house at 4457 S. Palouse St., Sgt. Ken Lattin said. A contractor working on the property showed up on Monday at 9:30 a.m. and found multiple burn marks.
The burns were on the floor and plumbing, Lattin said. It appears the fire caused a pipe to burst, putting out the flames.
There is no suspect and the investigation is ongoing.
Two other fires believed to be set intentionally were reported on Sunday.
A fire at 525 N. Volland St. caused damage to the bedroom and dining room of a house, Lattin said. A suspect has been identified.
Another fire burned brush at a house at 1500 W. 40th Pl. An off-duty detective helped put the fire out with a garden hose.
No suspects have been identified in the brush fire, Lattin said. The investigation is ongoing.
No injuries were reported in any of the fires.
Anyone with information about the fires can contact Tri-City Crime Stoppers at 509-586-8477, 1-800-222-8477 or www.tricitiescrimestoppers.org. All calls are confidential.