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Police looking for man suspected of lighting Beacon Cleaners on fire

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017

Spokane police, the Spokane Fire Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are looking for a man suspected of lighting a fire at Beacon Cleaners on Aug. 11.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Scott M. Lenway, 42, is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233. There is concern that Lenway may set more fires, according to police.

The first fire at Beacon Cleaners in the 3100 block of South Grand Boulevard was reported just after 10 p.m. Aug. 11. The building was damaged and a firefighter was injured when he fell backward off a ladder in full gear.

The fire was set on the outside of the building and climbed up into the attic.

A second suspicious fire was reported at the same location in the early morning hours of Sept. 7. That fire damaged the back of the building, a trailer set up in the parking lot and a telephone pole. Police have not said if Lenway is a suspect in the second fire as well.

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