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Investigators probing suspicious fires in SH, Brownsville areas


September 16, 2020

FIREFIGHTERS work in the timber on High Deck Road Friday.

Eight suspicious fires were started in a period of two hours during the early hours of Monday, Sept. 14, according to Linn County Sheriff's Office.

The fires were all put out quickly, but were set in the areas of Scott Mountain Road west of Sweet Home, Whiskey Butte Drive east of Sweet Home and Washburn Heights Drive outside of Brownsville.

The small fires, described as suspicious by officials, are unrelated to the large Beachie Creek Fire north of Sweet Home and the Holiday Farm Fire to the south, which both have unknown causes and are each over 150,000 acres in size.

The Sheriff's Offic...

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