Police: Woman arrested after breaking into several homes, sets fires

SEATTLE — A 21-year-old woman was arrested for arson and burglary after she broke into seven homes in Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood, investigators said.

On Sunday, officers responded to the 100 block of Lake Washington Boulevard East to investigate a burglary and fire alarm at 3:15 p.m.

When police arrived, they found two small fires inside the kitchen. The Seattle Fire Department responded and extinguished the fires.

Police said firefighters were dispatched to treat a woman just near the fire scene.

When officers arrived, the women told officers she had broken into a total of seven homes in the area, smashed windows and set fires, police said.

Neighbors gave police surveillance video. They were able to confirm the woman had broken into the homes, wandered around inside and then set fires.

Officers booked the woman into King County Jail on suspicion of arson and burglary.