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Spokane man wanted for Pullman motel arson

A Spokane man is wanted for arson after allegedly setting his Pullman motel room on fire early Tuesday morning.

William J. Young II, 39, is wanted for first-degree arson and harassment. Pullman Fire Department spokesman Glenn Johnson said investigators believe Young set fire to the motel room that he was sharing with a co-worker. The two men were part of a Spokane crew in town for a roofing job at a local apartment complex.

Fire crews were called to the American Travel Inn at 515 S. Grand Ave. shortly before 5 a.m. Tuesday. Damages are estimated at between $80,000 and $100,000. The fire damage was limited to one room on the second floor, but other rooms sustained smoke and water damage.

No one was injured in the fire.

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