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News Release
Criminal Investigation into Almeda Fire - 09/10/20

The Ashland Police Department, along with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon State Police are conducting a criminal investigation into the start of the Almeda Fire including the resulting death that occurred nearby along the Greenway.


The investigation is in its preliminary stages. The Major Assault/Death Investigation Unit (MADIU) has been activated. This brings detectives from several agencies into the investigation, including Medford, Central Point, OSP, JCSO as well as APD and the Jackson County District Attorney's Office.


More information will be released as the investigation progresses and as appropriate.

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