Man Sets Fire to Grass

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene fire marshal is looking into a small grass fire set Thursday afternoon.

It started around 2 p.m. on Stewart Road, not far from Stewart Pond in Eugene. It’s just one in a string of recent fires near that area.

Neighbors say they wonder if the fires are related to the recent clearing of the wetlands. Investigators won’t say, but they say they did see a man fleeing the scene and are still looking for the suspected arsonist.

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