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.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 43793

Reported Deaths: 673
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah9502166
Marion6024109
Washington599178
Umatilla343545
Clackamas326766
Lane246727
Malheur194938
Jackson17967
Deschutes118513
Yamhill101315
Linn84515
Polk66815
Jefferson60710
Morrow5517
Lincoln51813
Union4842
Benton4636
Klamath4223
Douglas3688
Wasco34916
Hood River2841
Columbia2711
Josephine2703
Coos2601
Clatsop2480
Baker1403
Crook1132
Tillamook740
Curry581
Wallowa492
Lake430
Harney350
Sherman200
Grant120
Gilliam110
Wheeler10
Unassigned00
Eugene
Broken Clouds
39° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 35°
Corvallis
Overcast
43° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 39°
Roseburg
Clear
38° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 38°
North Bend
Broken Clouds
48° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 43°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events