ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- Ellensburg Police say they have arrested two men in connection with an early morning fire on Monday.
Police say around 1:40 Monday, firefighters were called to a house on fire on the 400 block of South Railroad Avenue, with one resident still inside the home. The resident inside was the 70-year-old home owner.
However, by the time the Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue arrived, the 70-year-old and his two adult sons, Joshua L. Bledsoe and Caleb W. Bledsoe, both 25 years of age, had evacuated.
The fire was eventually brought under control with the initial investigation revealing the presence of improvised explosive devices and evidence the fire had been set.
Detectives subsequently arrested the brothers and booked them into the Kittitas County Corrections Center on suspicion of Attempted Homicide 1st Degree, Arson 1st Degree and Possession of Improvised Explosive Devices.