Tacoma police are investigating another suspicious fire at Point Defiance Park.
Someone lit toilet paper on fire and placed it in a plastic garbage can inside a men’s public restroom between the zoo and the pagoda structure Monday night, Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.
A security guard locking up the restrooms found it about 9:35 p.m. The guard pulled the can outside and called the Tacoma Fire Department, Fulghum said. Firefighters doused the blaze.
The flames did not damage the building.
The fire is the latest in a string of suspicious blazes at the park. The most damaging fire occurred early Friday inside the park’s historic pagoda structure. Flames scorched the main floor and basement of the building and damaged the roof.
On April 11, three garbage cans were set on fire at Owen Beach. The blazes were quickly extinguished.
Tacoma police investigators did not yet know whether Monday night’s fire was related to the pagoda or Owen Beach blazes.