Police Seek Arsonist After School Fire

MEDFORD, Ore. — Police are attempting to locate an arsonist who started a fire at Jackson Elementary. On Thursday at 7:32 A.M., a smoldering fire was discovered at the school as staff arrived for work. Police said a teacher used a fire extinguisher on the fire and called emergency services for help. According to Investigators, … Continue reading »

Man Facing Burglary and Arson Charges

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Police are investigating a series of thefts and an arson that are all believed to be connected to one man. Early Saturday morning, police responded to a report of a shed that had been ignited on the 1,000 block of northeast 6th St. Later that day, Grants Pass Police was called … Continue reading »

Weed, CA: Two Months After Boles Fire

WEED, Calif. — Saturday marks two months since the Boles Fire destroyed hundreds of homes and buildings in Weed, California. The Boles Fire ripped through the small town of Weed, California, causing millions of dollars in damage and leaving many with little to nothing. However, over the last few months, the community has come together … Continue reading »

Police Suspect Another Arsonist

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police suspect another arsonist could be at bay in Medford. On September 3rd, police officers investigated a report of an arson in the 3,000 block of Woodbriar Drive. The unknown suspect lit a fence on fire that was attached to a residence. The fire charred the residence but it did not … Continue reading »

Witnesses Describe Possible Fire Suspect

MEDFORD, Ore. — Another small downtown fire broke out around 9 p.m. on Wednesday night, but police are hopeful that the incident may give them the break they need. Officials responded to the reports of a fire in the doorway of a warehouse building in the 400 block of South Fir Street. Police and fire … Continue reading »

Arson Cases Provide Challenge for Police

MEDFORD, Ore. – As the investigation into a string of arson fires continues, police said catching an arsonist provides different challenges than other crimes. Medford has seen 14 suspicious fires since June 25th, including 10 confirmed arson fires in the past week. Most of the fires have been in neighborhoods near downtown Medford, and police … Continue reading »

Medford Fire Investigation Process

MEDFORD, Ore. — Three weeks of suspicious fires and a serial arsonist has first responders ready. Each time a new fire breaks out,  a new investigation begins. Medford Fire and Rescue Station 3 was called to a fire on Lazy Creek Drive on Wednesday night. When they arrived on scene, investigators immediately took control of … Continue reading »

Police Say Arsonist Set Multiple Fires

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police are searching for a suspect who could be the culprit in starting multiple fires Wednesday around Medford. Each of the fires were small and caused little damage. No one was hurt. The first happened before dawn. The last at just after 6:00 Wednesday night. At 4:30 a.m., Police and Fire … Continue reading »

Police Investigate West Medford Fire

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire fighters responded to a call of a home on fire near South Peach Street and West 12th Street in Medford just after 10:00 Monday night. The Medford police department is now doing an initial investigation on each fire in Medford before fire fighters even determine if a fire is suspicious. This … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Weekend Fire Declared Arson

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A fire that destroyed much of a Grants Pass home over the weekend is now being investigated as arson. Firefighters say the flames were sparked early Saturday morning. Crews from Rural-Metro Fire Department responded to the fire on Hamilton Lane at about 3 a.m. Saturday, after a neighbor called 9-1-1. After … Continue reading »

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