August 19, 2013 in City

Suspect arrested in February arson at north Spokane apartments

From staff reports

A 30-year-old man Spokane Fire Department investigators say set fire to a north Spokane apartment was booked into the Spokane County Jail on Thursday.

Investigators say Richard Alexander Henning ignited four fires in a single unit at 609 E. Houston Ave. shortly after 9 a.m. on Feb. 19. The flames, which were quickly extinguished by firefighters, caused $25,000 in damage to the apartment of origin and two neighboring units. Arson was immediately suspected as a cause.

Henning was living with a registered tenant in the building at the time the fire was set, a news release from the fire department said. He faces a charge of first-degree arson with a domestic violence enhancement. His bond was set at $20,000 by a Spokane County Superior Court judge.

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