PUYALLUP, Wash – Washington State Patrol says a 36-year-old Puyallup man was arrested for setting a fire on a median on SR-167 Wednesday afternoon.
According to state patrol a call came in just before 2 p.m. for a fire in the median of SR 167 at North Meridian.
A Fife Police Officer pulled over after seeing a small fire burning next to a Chevy Pickup in the median. When the officer pulled over, the truck drove away.
State patrol says the officer followed the truck and took the suspect into custody.
The fire spread to both sides of the highway and was contained to 1 1/2 acres.
The suspect was livestreaming the fire on Facebook, state patrol says.
The 36-year old male was arrested for reckless burning and booked into the Puyallup jail.
State patrol says troopers talked with the same man Wednesday morning.
Just after 8 a.m. Wednesday, a woman called state patrol to report a man walking down the highway in Sumner with a lighter.
Troopers made contact with the male and told him to exit the highway.