We don’t have anything new to add to the shocking report that some monster/freak/psycho attempted to burn down Neighbours Nightclub just after midnight, minutes into the new year, 2014. You can read about it HERE, or HERE, or HERE and here’s the report from Seattle Police:
From the Seattle Police Department Blotter:
Suspect being sought in arson bar fire. On 1/1/2014, just shortly after midnight, an unknown suspect poured gasoline on a carpeted stairway leading to the second level of a bar and ignited it.
The bar in the 1500 block of Broadway was occupied by over 750 patrons celebrating New Years Eve at the time. The fire was quickly discovered before it could spread beyond the stairway and was extinguished with a fire extinguisher.
Someone pulled the fire alarm and caused the fire sprinkler system to activate. An orderly evacuation was accomplished and no one was injured.
Arson Bomb Detectives (ABS) responded after being notified by SFD Fire Investigators.
No suspect information available. The investigation continues.
We’re just disgusted that someone is either that hateful, if they actually intended for a fire to consume the building and potentially kill many people, or just a freak looking for attention.
But, we’re happy that EVERYONE made it out ok…the sprinklers/alarms all worked and everyone was evacuated safely. Kudos to Neighbours staff for a job well done.
Anyone with information on the crime should contact Seattle Police Department.