Cops: Arsonist set pile of firewood ablaze at St. Pete home

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (WFLA) — St. Petersburg police are asking for the public’s help identifying the arsonist who they say intentionally poured an accelerant on a pile of firewood for sale and set it on fire.

Police say the incident occurred on Saturday, November 28th at 7:29 a.m. at 4585 17th Ave N. The firewood pile and a nearby vehicle were damaged. The video above, released by the St. Pete Police Department, shows the incident.

The suspect is described as a white man, late 20’s to early 40’s, wearing a light blue or green hooded jacket and blue jeans. He was driving a 2000 gold Toyota Corolla. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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