• Police look for group of men in Delridge house fire


    SEATTLE - Seattle police are looking for a group of men who were seen running from a burning home Thursday afternoon in West Seattle’s Delridge neighborhood.

    Police said officers responded to reports of gunfire in the 7300 block of 16th Avenue Southwest before 4 p.m. and then received information that a house on the street was engulfed in flames.

    Fire crews extinguished the fire at the home. 

    According to police, officers talked to a man who lived in a small shack behind the burning home. The man told officers that he heard sawing sounds on the roof of his shack before the fire. 

    The man told officers he walked outside the shack and saw a man -- described as white, in his 20s, with long hair -- standing on his roof. 

    Police said the shack resident then heard two loud pops, which may have been fireworks, and the house adjacent to the shack was on fire. 

    A man inside the burning home escaped with minor burns. 

    Witnesses told police they saw three young men running from the scene.

    Officers searched the area but did not find the men. 

    Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Seattle police.

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