Woman Arrested in Connection With String of Cave Junction Arsons

Police now believe that the suspect intentionally set 11 fires in Cave Junction last Thursday night.

Posted: May. 14, 2018 2:01 PM
Updated: May. 14, 2018 2:01 PM

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Oregon State Police (OSP) say that they have now arrested a suspect in a rash of arsons that sprung up in Cave Junction last Thursday night, May 10.

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Neighbors reported seeing a woman walking down the street that night, setting fire to brush and debris with a road flare.  Just a day later, on May 11, an OSP patrol trooper arrested 25-year-old Evelyn Barrera.

According to OSP, the total number of intentional fires set that night is now believed to be 11.

Illinois Valley Fire Department (IVFD) first responded to reports of fire on Thursday night around 10 p.m. At the time, IVFD said that they had extinguished a total of six fires.

CLICK HERE for more information on the fires and photos from IVFD.

OSP says that the investigation into this incident is ongoing.

Barrera is being held in the Josephine County Jail on two counts of Arson in the First Degree. Her bail is set at $10,000 cash or $100,000 bond.

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