A small fire at the Port Townsend Post Office was extinguished by East Jefferson Fire-Rescue on Saturday evening. (Jeannie McMacken/Peninsula Daily News)

A small fire at the Port Townsend Post Office was extinguished by East Jefferson Fire-Rescue on Saturday evening. (Jeannie McMacken/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Townsend fires considered suspicious

PORT TOWNSEND — Three suspicious fires were investigated by Port Townsend police over the weekend.

Police responded to a fire at the Port Townsend Post Office at 1322 Washington St. at 10 p.m. Saturday.

A shrub in front of the building was on fire, exposing the building to flames. East Jefferson Fire-Rescue firefighters extinguished the small blaze. They reported no damage to the building.

At 6:15 a.m. Sunday, police were called to The Food Co-op at 414 Kearney St. because employees smelled smoke. A park bench located behind the store on Kearney Street was set on fire.

Police put out the fire with an extinguisher.

At 11:15 a.m. Sunday, police investigated a report of a vehicle fire on Taylor Street.

A fire had started in the back seat of a parked and locked vehicle. Entry was gained through a malfunctioning back door, police said.

When an officer arrived, the fire had been reduced to a “smoldering condition.”

Police are asking anyone who may have heard the car alarm activated to contact the dispatch center at 360-344-9779.

Police Chief Michael Adams said all three fires are suspicious and are under investigation.

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Jefferson County Editor/Reporter Jeannie McMacken can be reached at 360-385-2335 or at [email protected] news.com.

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