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Overnight Arson in Grants Pass

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GRANTS PASS, Ore.– Around 2:30 this morning, personnel from Grants Pass DPS Fire/Rescue and Rural Metro Fire responded to a reported structure fire on Allen Creek Road.

Officers also responded and were able to locate a suspect in the fire.  Detectives also responded and were able to determine through interviews and evidence that 33 year-old Brian Leach had actually started the fire at the residence.

Leach was lodged at the Josephine County Jail on charges of arson.  The fire investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about the fire cause is asked to call Fire Marshal Brian Pike at 541-450-6200.  Anyone with information on Leach is asked to call 541-450-6260.