Two male suspects have been arrested in connection with a Spokane Valley fire.
On September 27, 2014, at 11:30 p.m., units from the Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 9827 E. Sprague. On arrival fire crews located a fire in a vacant 4 suite strip mall. The fire was located in the middle two suites and attic of the entire building causing estimated $500,000.00 damage. As the fire was being investigated, it was determined to be a suspicious.
Resources from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms assisted with the investigation. After weeks of the joint investigation, we are announcing the arrest of two male suspects. Both of these individuals worked together in planning the arson fire.
Arrested late yesterday was Burk Thomas, 33, of Spokane Valley, who was the prospective new tenant of the strip mall. Arrested on November 10th was Pavel Shevchenko, 24, of Spokane. Shevchenko was doing the remodeling work in the tenant space. Shevchenko has been released on bond.