EVERETT, Wash. -- Police say a serial arsonist has targeted two espresso stands in the last two days in south Everett.
The first fire happened at Juice and Java Espresso on the 8000 block on Broadway Ave just after midnight Sunday. The fire was set inside the stand, which is now charred and covered in soot.
The second happened late Monday night at BeanMe Up Espresso on the 6500 block of Evergreen Way. Tow truckdriver Nick Costerisan who works for Dick's Towing was passing the stand when he saw it on fire. He grabbed the fire extinguisher in the cab of his truck and put the fire out before it spread.
Thestand's owner, Sharon Knowles, calls him a hero.
Police saywitnesses saw a person of interest seen running from the scene. They describe him to be a white male in his teens wearingblack clothing.
Sgt. Robert Goetz with Everett Police says both fireswere startedthe same way, butdeclined to makethe details public.