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Investigators say Greenwood fire is arson

Posted by Geeky Swedes on October 29th, 2009

Fire investigators say Friday morning’s blaze in Greenwood was set by an arsonist. Investigators say the fire was set in the Green Bean coffeehouse by “an unknown suspect.” The damage estimate is $2 million.

This makes the fifth unsolved arson case in the Greenwood area in the last few months. Ongoing coverage on

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11 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 NoraBell // Oct 30, 2009 at 1:15 am

    Holy moly! If this is the same arsonist Greenwood has had trouble with he/she has really upped their game. Not good!

  • 2 NEIGHB0R // Oct 30, 2009 at 1:48 am


  • 3 Ballardmom // Oct 30, 2009 at 2:54 am

    That really sucks. Why target Green Bean? Well, I suppose why target anywhere. But Green Bean? Sucks.

  • 4 Honey Bucket // Oct 30, 2009 at 3:53 am

    Earlier this year a Greenwood home, two blocks away, was torched while people were inside, so this is serious stuff.

  • 5 boardbrown // Oct 30, 2009 at 7:37 am

    Wow, what next?

  • 6 ballardistic // Oct 30, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Hope they find, and fry, the perps. Terrible.

  • 7 xacto // Oct 30, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    that's what happens when you let your kids go to 'burning man'

    they come home with all sorts of ideas

  • 8 Silver // Oct 30, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Xacto – I think if the perpetrator had been to Burning Man he would have gotten it out of his system. ;-)

    The Green Bean fire was called in at around 4am. If any of you have jobs that require you to be out and about at that hour, please keep your eyes peeled for suspicious characters and activities! Don't be afraid to call them in!!

  • 9 eric // Oct 30, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    what a jackass. i have to assume this is the same person that has been a scourge to the greenwood-phinney are for some years.

    was the arsonist responsible for the construction site fires years ago ever caught? i don't recall.

  • 10 BallardDINK // Oct 31, 2009 at 2:40 am

    I *think* this was a joke post, but one can never be sure. :)

  • 11 Newmy // Nov 2, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    It seems strange that someone would break into Green Bean, steal the money and set the place on fire for no reason. Sounds suspicious… I heard the owner wanted to tear down the building and develop the land.

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