Crime

Piano set ablaze in Bellingham’s Roosevelt neighborhood

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Apparently no one’s going to face the music for setting a piano ablaze in the Roosevelt neighborhood early Wednesday.

Police were called to the 1300 block of Carolina Street just after midnight Wednesday by a woman who looked out her window and saw flames, said Bellingham Police detective Sgt. Mike Scanlon. It turned out to be a piano burning in the street, he said.

“The person said she heard male voices and then she figured out it was a fire,” Scanlon said.

When an officer arrived, Bellingham firefighters were dousing the flames, which caused no other damage, he said.

Police have no suspects, and there was no indication the incident was related to the aftermath of Tuesday’s presidential election results or to a string of recent arsons reported around Bellingham. No pianos have been reported missing either, Scanlon said.

“We don’t think that’s the case,” Scanlon said. “There’s no reason to think that they’re necessarily connected.”

Robert Mittendorf: 360-756-2805, @BhamMitty

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