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Trucks, busses, businesses targeted in string of Easter arson attacks


Multiple trucks, busses, and even a local business were left charred after a string of arson attacks set early Easter morning. 

The fires occurred on Sunday, April 4th near Renton, Washington. 

According to Q13 Fox News, the first fires were reported at around 5:30 a.m. and the rest were reported soon after. Officials eventually responded to a total of four fires including a bobtail semi truck, a family owned plant nursery, two greyhound busses, and a food truck parked outside of a gas station. 

“We believe they’re all most likely connected, they’re all within a relatively close proximity to each other,” said Commander Dan Figaro with Renton PD.

“It was a small family business,” lamented one of the food truck owners, Edgar Castaneda, who helps run Taqueria El Taco Loco. 

 “Luckily nothing blew up next to the gas station, that was my biggest concern. But yeah it’s a little bit hard, it’s emotional, but you have to stay strong,” said Castaneda. “We’ve been through some trials and tribulations and we’ve came out of it so pretty sure we can do it again with this one.”

“It’s so random and it’s just destructive, I mean the only purpose they would have had, because there’s actually value in that building, they didn’t even do it for any of the value they did it just to do it, just to see something light up the sky maybe. It’s a senseless act in my opinion.”

As of Monday morning, officials were still baffled by the sheer randomness of the targets, and have no suspects or information at this point in the investigation.


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