Kennewick Apartment Fire Early This Morning


It was determined that 2 males were in the apartment when the fire started but had evacuated the apartment prior to police and fire arrival. No one was injured. Fire Investigators have ruled out accidental causes and are treating this case as an arson investigation. One of the residents of the apartment fire, Jason D. Hill age 31, was arrested and booked into the Benton County Jail for Reckless Burning.


From the Kennewick Police Department-

on 09/27/13 at approximately 0205 hours, the Kennewick Fire Department and the Kennewick Police Department responded to 530 N. Edison Street #F107 regarding an apartment fire.  Upon arrival, Officers and Firefighters found the apartment partially engulfed in flames.  The apartment was found to be unoccupied at the time of the fire.  Kennewick Fire personnel quickly knocked down the fire to keep it from spreading to other apartments.  No one was injured during the blaze.  Investigators are currently working on the case in an attempt to determine the cause of the fire.