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Suspicious fires under investigation in Linn County

The fires all started within a two-hour period Monday morning. Deputies are searching for a vehicle that was seen in the area of one of the fires.

Posted: Sep 14, 2020 11:02 AM
Updated: Sep 14, 2020 12:40 PM

LINN COUNTY, Ore. – The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after several suspicious fires sparked up Monday morning.

Sheriff Jim Yon said deputies and fire personnel responded to eight different small fires. He said the fires began early in the morning at about 2:45 a.m.

The fires were in the areas of Scott Mountain Road west of Sweet Home, Whiskey Butte Drive east of Sweet Home and Washburn Heights Drive outside of Brownsville.

All of the fires happened within a two-hour period.

Yon said a pickup truck was seen in the area of one of the fires. It’s described as a small white or silver 1990s Nissan Hardbody with a black canopy. It is a vehicle of interest, and deputies are actively looking for it.

The fires are under investigation. Anyone with information should call 541-812-2260.

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