Veneta house fire may have been arson, fire officials say

The cause of the fire was initially believed to be a heater malfunction, but now officials consider it to be a suspicious fire.

Posted: Feb 19, 2019 10:28 AM
Updated: Feb 25, 2019 7:42 AM

VENETA, Ore. -- A Monday morning house fire in Veneta is being investigated as a possible arson, fire officials said.

Chief Terry Ney of the Lane Fire Authority said the cause of the fire was initially believed to be a heater malfunction, but officials now consider it to be a suspicious fire.

The investigation has been turned over to the Lane County Sheriff's Office.

RELATED: House under construction catches fire in Veneta

Crews arrived to 25503 Jeans Road at around 5:30 a.m. Monday to a small fire at the home, and crews were able to quickly put the flames out. The house was under construction and not occupied.

Eugene
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 69°
Corvallis
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 65°
Roseburg
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 78°
North Bend
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 64°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events