Belltown apartment fire ruled arson; 3 people injured

At least three people were hurt Thursday morning after a fire at an apartment building in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. 

Before 3 a.m. crews responded to a fire on the first floor of a residential building in the 2200 block of First Avenue. 

Firefighters rescued a man, who was taken to the Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. 

Crews treated a man and woman at the scene for minor injuries. 

On Thursday afternoon, fire officials was ruled as an arson. Seattle Police arrested a 38-year-old Federal Way man suspected of starting the fires.

The investigation remains ongoing and anyone with information on the fire is asked to call 1-800-55-ARSON (27766). 

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