Myrtle Creek woman charged with arson

A fire in the Green area was determined to be arson and Marie Collins was identified as the suspect.

Posted: Nov 23, 2020 1:26 PM
Updated: Nov 23, 2020 3:41 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. – A Myrtle Creek woman is accused of setting a structure on fire in Green over the weekend.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said the fire happened at about 1:15 a.m. on Saturday in the 1000 block of Castle Avenue. Evidence at the scene reportedly indicated the fire was arson.

Stephanie Marie Collins, 31, was identified as a suspect but was initially unable to be found.

At about 4 p.m. that day, authorities found Collins at a home in the Myrtle Creek area and was taken into custody. She was taken to the Douglas County Jail and charged with first-degree arson.

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