Arson suspect uses gas to set string of fires near Cape Arago on Oregon coast

  • Source: KATU-TV ABC 2 Portland
  • Published: 06/14/2021 12:00 AM

Someone has been using gas to start fires in the Cape Arago area, and the Coos County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in finding whoever’s responsible. The sheriff’s office said the fires have been happening on the weekends (Fridays or Saturdays) for the past few weeks. In the latest incident, the suspect walked up to a house, poured gasoline on the front door, and lit it on fire. While first responders typically arrived at the scene within minutes of the initial 911 call, they have not been able to find the suspect. The first incident involved a male pouring gasoline in front of the entrance to Seaport RV park, and setting the gasoline on fire. The second incident occurred on 5-21-21 at about 2:30 AM, at 91222 Cape Arago Highway. Cameras caught a video of a male, carrying a gas can.


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