Authorities respond to arson and potential assault in Kingston

KINGSTON, Wash. — The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an arson and potential assault that occurred on Burkes Ln in Kingston.

Firefighters responded to the 27000 block of Burkes Lane for a reported structure fire. When they arrived, they were met and threatened by a male subject carrying an axe.

A KSCO deputy responded to assist and, after a struggle, was able to take the subject into custody. They were transported to a hospital for minor injuries and the deputy was not injured.

An investigation determined that a home and vehicle had been set fully ablaze. There was also an attempt to set another structure on fire.

Firefighters from multiple agencies remain on scene actively tending to the fire. They were unable to save either the home or the car, but there were no injuries reported as a result of the fires.

Law enforcement has described the scene as presenting multiple challenges, and anticipate that they will be on scene late into the night.