CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — An investigation team from the Illinois Valley Fire District, Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office, Oregon State Police, US Postal Inspection Service and private insurance have determined the fire at the Cave Junction Post office was an act of arson. All accidental, building system and natural causes have been eliminated, according to a press release. Officials say the fire started in the rear of the Post office. The investigation continues.
The United States Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of individuals responsible for the fire at the Cave Junction Post Office.
According to the United States Postal Service (USPS), starting June 1, 2013, Cave Junction Post Office box customers will be able to pick up their mail at the Josephine County Building on South Redwood Highway in Cave Junction.
UPSP officials say mail will be available at a temporary will call window. Post Office box customers must bring photo identification to collect their mail. The “will call” window will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 2 p.m.
A blue USPS collection box has also been installed at this temporary location, into which customers may deposit their outgoing mail, according to USPS officials.
As Newswatch 12 originally reported, the Cave Junction Post Office is closed as a result of a fire that occurred at that facility early Thursday morning.
USPS officials say retail services continue to be available to Cave Junction postal customers at Post Offices in Selma and O’Brien. No retail services will be available at the Josephine County Building.
Postal customers who receive mail delivery at their home or business in Cave Junction will continue to receive that service as usual, according to USPS officials.