WASHINGTON — A fire Monday at a multimillion-dollar Georgetown home was intentionally set by a man who watched as firefighters and police officers worked to keep people safe and put out the flames, according to DC Fire and EMS, and DC Police.
Samuel Kalinski, 26, of Northwest D.C., is the man who was arrested for arson while he attempted to flee the scene of the house fire, said the Metropolitan Police Department in the police report secured by WUSA9.
DC Fire and EMS fire marshals investigated the fire and found a flammable liquid -- and small piles of charcoal -- scattered throughout the first floor of the home.
DC Fire and EMS said nearby security footage from a business shows a man that jumped the fence and broke inside the home set on fire. DC Police believes that man was Kalinski.
In the security video footage, Kalinski is seen entering and exiting the house several times removing items from inside
It is not known at this time what Kalinski may have wanted to burn down the home.
This is an ongoing investigation by DC Fire and EMS and DC Police.
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