2 Morning Fires, Arson Suspected

EUGENE, Ore.– Two early morning fires have investigators suspicious that an arsonist is at work. At 2:20 a.m. Tuesday, the Eugene-Springfield Fire Department responded to debris fire near the Big Y Liquor Store on West 6th Avenue in Eugene. An hour later, firefighters put out a dumpster fire just blocks away, on the 1600 block … Continue reading »

Police Urge Caution After Dumpster Fire

EUGENE, Ore. – Eugene-Springfield Police responded to a dumpster fire in the 1300 block of 19th Avenue at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. Police say there were no visible flames when they arrived, but heavy smoke filled the adjacent alleyway. Captain Ray Smith says these sorts of fires aren’t uncommon this time of year. “It … Continue reading »

Dumpster Fire Damages Business

EUGENE, Ore. — A dumpster fire caused a window at a business to blow out, Friday night. The Eugene Fire Department responded to the 700 block of Grant Street shortly after 7 p.m. Crews managed to limit the fire to the dumpster, but smoke caused damage to the outside of the building. No one was … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Dumpster Fire

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department says an overnight dumpster fire near the University of Oregon campus was the work of an arsonist. Back in early October someone set fire to nearly a dozen dumpsters. Police say it’s hard to tell if this newest fire is related to those. But EPD says it knows … Continue reading »

Three More Dumpsters Set on Fire

EUGENE, Ore. — For the second time this week, police and fire crews were called to the scene of yet another dumpster fire overnight. Just before 1:30 a.m. Friday, a witness called 9-1-1 reporting a fire coming out of a dumpster along Ferry Alley near 18th Avenue. When crews got there, they had to put … Continue reading »

String of Dumpster Fires Start Overnight

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Fire and Police were busy responding to at least six small fires in the downtown area Monday morning. The first call came in around midnight, which was for a dumpster fire on West 11th Avenue. That blaze was put out quickly, but crews deemed it suspicious. Around 2:00 a.m., firefighters responded … Continue reading »