Grants Pass Investigates Suspicious Fire

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A fire on the stairs of a small apartment complex in Grants Pass early Wednesday morning is being called suspicious by Grants Pass Police.

A call came in just after 5:30 a.m. Wednesday morning that a fire was burning on the stairs of the complex located in the 500 block of South West G Street in Grants Pass. Officials say a passer-by used a garden hose on the flames, and the fire was out by the time crews arrived.

“Anytime it’s a fire in a place where people sleep, or something like that, obviously the danger level is increased and it’s definitely a suspicious fire,” said Grants Pass DPS Lt. Dennis Ward

There were no injuries, however the cause of the fire is still under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact Grants Pass Police.