Charges in Sherwood Train Trestle Fire

Posted by Jeremy Scott on September 9, 2015
Courtesy: Jeremy Pickett

Courtesy: Jeremy Pickett

SHERWOOD, Ore. — Three teens and a man have been arrested for their roles in a fire that destroyed a historic wooden train trestle on the afternoon of August 10th.  Huge clouds of thick, black smoke could be seen for miles.

Courtesy: Gregory Theim

After investigators spent weeks talking with witnesses and digging through the debris, they determined that careless smoking …

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Electrical Fire Burns Classroom At Harrison Park School

Posted by Pat Boyle on August 25, 2015
classroom fire

Portland, Or. – An electrical fire early today destroyed a classroom and damaged another at Harrison Park Elementary on SE 87th Avenue in Portland. Portland fire crews had to break into the classroom by hacking through a wall in another classroom to gain access to the fire.

The  fourth grade classrooms  are in the back of the building, which houses 750 students. …

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Four Boys Charged In Fire That Destroyed Historic Civic Stadium

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 2, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. — Four boys, ages 10 to 12, are facing second-degree arson charges in Monday afternoon’s fire that burned Civic Stadium to the ground.  Investigators got the tip on Wednesday that led them to the kids.

A fifth boy told his parents what happened and they reported it to police.  He left before the kids set the fire in the …

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Driver Arrested in I-5 Car Fire

Posted by Brett Reckamp on June 11, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. —  Portland Police have arrested Burke Wardall and charged him with Robbery in the Third Degree, Coercion, Strangulation, and Assault in the Fourth Degree.  He was released from the hospital and booked into the Multnomah County Jail Thursday.

A car fire prompted the closure of I-5 southbound Wednesday afternoon.  It was the second time for two separate reasons the freeway …

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Boil Water Alert Lifted In Government Camp, Still No Cause of Condo Fire

Posted by Jeremy Scott on April 22, 2015

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. — The water is safe again to drink without boiling it.  The order was issued Tuesday and lifted 24 hours later because the water pressure was really low.  The resources were being used to fight a massive condominium fire that’s been smoldering for two days near Mount Hood.

The Golden Poles Chalet on East Multorpor Road just off Highway …

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