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Arson Fires

Arson Fires
Arson Fires

MEDIA RELEASE

Medford Police Department
411 W 8th Street
Medford, OR 97501

Date: July 9th, 2014

Contact: Lt. Mike Budreau
Public Information Officer
541-774-2212

“Your Police – Our Community”

Type of Incident: Four Arson Fires Set in Early Morning Hours

Date of incident: July 9th, 2014

Location of incident: See below

Beginning at 4:30 a.m. today, Medford Fire and Rescue and Medford
Police officers began responding to arson fires in a residential area in
northwest Medford.

At 4:30 a.m., Police and Fire responded to the alley behind 329 N. Holly
Street for some hay bales which were on fire. The fire was extinguished
with little damage.

At 4:53 a.m., Police and Fire then responded to 444 N. Grape Street for a
shed that had been burned, but the fire was extinguished quickly and the
damage was minimal.

At 5:17 a.m., Police and Fire responded to a fence on fire behind 535
Pennsylvania Drive. The fire damaged a large section of fence but did not
burn the outbuilding which was just feet away. Medford Fire put out this
fire as well.

At 6:38 a.m., Police and Fire responded to the alley behind 329 N. Holly
Street for an outbuilding on fire. This building was heavily damaged and
attached to a residence.

The investigation has revealed that the fires were intentionally set.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Medford Police
Department, 541-774-2230, attn: Det. Tony Young.





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