Fire officials confirmed Thursday afternoon a potentially dangerous fire last week that threatened homes in Greenacres was the work of arsonist who may have set up to 17 suspicious fires in the area in the last week.
Most of the fires haven't been more that a quarter of an acre except for last week's fire south of the Barker Road exit, which burned eight acres on Saltese Road near Greenacres. That fire required the work of multiple agencies from across Spokane County as well as air support from the Department of Natural Resources to get under control.
So far no buildings have been lost and no one has been hurt in any of the fires.
During a press conference Thursday afternoon, Spokane County Fire District 8 Chief Tony Neilson said all of the firest have had similiarities.
"We have noted that there is a pattern of two fires per day, ranging from early morning to late in the evening. We are calling is suspicious because we are not able to determine any other reasonable cause for these fires," Neilson said.