Police are investigating fires set at military housing units near Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
Police are investigating at least three fires set at military housing units near Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
KING-TV reports that authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to a conviction for the arsons.
One of the burned housing units belonged to 19-year-old Naval Airman Ryan Sharland, who shared it with his wife, Shannon. They were out of town for Christmas when they learned their house was on fire. They lost nearly everything, including their two kittens.
Five families were displaced in that fire, the latest in a string of arsons in the area’s military housing units.
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Police say they are looking into several leads and the base is increasing security. It’s unclear whether Navy families are being targeted.