Springfield man accused of starting small brush fire in Dexter

The incident is not related to the Holiday Farm Fire, authorities confirmed.

Posted: Sep 11, 2020 12:30 PM
Updated: Sep 11, 2020 2:46 PM

DEXTER, Ore. – A suspect has been arrested in connection with a small brush fire in Dexter, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies said they learned of a fire near the frisbee golf course at about 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday.

The fire was in a wooded area near the 39000 block of Highway 58. It was about 5 feet in diameter. Two people playing frisbee golf put out the fire.

A man was seen leaving the area in a minivan shortly before the fire was found.

The sheriff’s office investigated the fire.

Jonathan Maas, 44, of Springfield was arrested on Thursday. He faces a charge of first-degree arson.

Deputies said the fire had potential to spread quickly, and thanked the community members who spotted the fire and put it out before it could hurt anyone or damage any structures.

The incident is not related to the Holiday Farm Fire in the McKenzie area.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 30995

Reported Deaths: 529
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah6853133
Marion446690
Washington431558
Umatilla291641
Clackamas227361
Malheur153923
Jackson10574
Lane99115
Deschutes77712
Yamhill73814
Jefferson5138
Polk50315
Morrow4906
Lincoln47313
Linn46813
Union4352
Benton2806
Klamath2752
Hood River2450
Wasco2443
Douglas2113
Josephine1862
Columbia1531
Coos1420
Clatsop1210
Baker902
Crook601
Tillamook490
Curry300
Lake280
Wallowa281
Sherman180
Harney120
Gilliam80
Grant80
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Broken Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 73°
Corvallis
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 70°
Roseburg
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 75°
North Bend
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 64°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events