WSU Police believe a suspect gained entry by smashing the window at the south entrance. Inside, firefighters and police officers found several points of ignition that someone used to start a number of fires. Fire damage was kept to a minimum because the overhead sprinkler system was able to extinguish the flames, though there was extensive water damage to the lower floor.
It’s the third suspicious fire on the WSU campus in less than a week. Pullman firefighters were called to blazes that destroyed common buildings at the Nez Perce apartments May 22 and the Chief Joseph apartments on Saturday.