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Brazil Seeking Seattle Fire Suspect

Wed., March 15, 1995

A Brazilian court has issued an arrest warrant for the man accused of setting a January warehouse fire that killed four Seattle firefighters, a newspaper reported.

The arrest document for Martin Pang was prepared by a U.S. attorney in Seattle and was recently agreed upon by U.S. State Department and Brazilian government officials, a legal source told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

The arrest warrent for Pang, who reportedly is living near a small resort in Brazil, will be circulated among various police agencies by the Brazilian Foreign Ministry, the P-I reported Tuesday.

Federal agents have pursued Pang, 39, but have no power to arrest him in the Latin American country.

Pang, 39, was charged with four counts of first-degree murder after an arson fire in which four firefighters died Jan. 5 at Mary Pang’s Food Products Inc., a warehouse owned by Pang’s parents.

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