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Beer saves tent set on fire in south Seattle

Jun 1, 2016, 6:12 PM | Updated: 6:14 pm
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A man living in a tent on Seattle's Beacon Hill put out a fire with a can of beer. (Cole24_,Flickr)
(Cole24_,Flickr)

Seattle police are looking into a potential arson crime after a tent was set ablaze on Beacon Hill.

A man called 911 to report that someone set his tent on fire in the 2100 block of South Hill Street at around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday. He was in the tent with another person, both asleep, when the flames broke out, the Seattle Police Department reports.

The man was able to quickly extinguish the growing flames with a can of beer he had nearby.

No one was injured.

The tent’s occupant told officers that he was playing cards with other men earlier that night. One of the other players accused him of cheating and threatened to set his tent on fire. The man left the card game and went to sleep. The next thing he knew, his tent was on fire.

There are no witnesses to the incident, but Seattle Police Department arson detectives are investigating.

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Beer saves tent set on fire in south Seattle