Arsonist used own mail to start fire, police say

June 18, 2013

A Bellevue man charged with two counts of arson in Mirrormont, for trying to set fire to the same house twice, will return to court June 20.

Kamran Monghate, 51, was charged May 6 with one count of first-degree arson and one count of second-degree arson for knowingly setting fire to the same house in the 15000 block of 252nd Avenue Southeast on March 18 and again on April 8.

Investigator Tom Dovino, with the King County Fire/Arson Investigation Unit, said in charging documents that he pieced together Monghate as a suspect through some initially apparent clues.

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