A homeless couple was arrested after admitting to leaving a fire at a camp that spread to nearby timbers and threatened a couple of homes near Seabrook in North Grays Harbor County last Friday. Undersheriff Brad Johansson said the Sheriff’s Office received the report around 8 AM of a fire in the woods near Joe Creek at State Route 109 milepost 29, about 1 mile north of Seabrook.
Grays Harbor Fire Districts #7 and #8 responded and extinguished the fire which was about 30 feet by 30 feet. One suspect was seen riding a bike away from the incident.
Deputies investigated and found a woman’s driver’s license. A concerned citizen also reported that someone had confessed to starting the fire and was worried about getting into trouble.
Around 5 PM last Tuesday evening, the suspect was contacted by law enforcement and confessed. The ID led them to a second suspect. Both are facing Reckless Burning 2nd Degree charges.