Arsonist Destroys Convenience Store in Moses Lake Friday Morning
The Grant County Sheriff's Office along with other area agencies are searching for the man seen in the pictures in our story, allegedly he set an early Friday morning fire that virtually destroyed a Moses Lake convenience store. These images are after, and before the fire.
Fire reported around 3:30 AM Friday morning
Fire crews from Grant County Fire District 5 were called to the Airway Deli Mart, located at the intersection of State Route 17 and Airway Drive in Moses Lake. They found the building pretty much completely engulfed in flames.
They were able to extinguish it, but not before the building was heavily damaged, if not destroyed. Fortunately, the blaze did NOT spread to any fuel tanks or pumps at the location.
The fire started in a porta-potty right next to building
Grant County Fire Officials say the fire was started in a nearby porta-potty, and it spread to the building. A review of video surveillance prior to the fire captured images of this man, he is believed to be the arsonist. Man pictured below
The investigation continues.