Drain Home Destroyed After Fire

DRAIN, Ore. — A Drain man is accused of burning his own home to the ground.

Douglas County sheriff’s deputies say John Colburn told them he started the fire because he wanted a “fresh start.”

State fire marshal investigators confirmed Monday the house is a complete loss, but they say it could have been much worse if the fire happened when the weather is warmer.

“If it was August, those trees behind the house might have been at risk but not usually in the winter,” said Kristina Deschaine, Deputy Fire Marshal.

The state fire marshal is still trying to figure out how, exactly, Colburn set the fire.

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