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Suspected Arson Fire Investigation in Sisters - 02/17/21

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Release Date: February 17, 2021

 

NARRATIVE:

On 2/13/21 at approximately 9:02 p.m., Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputies with the City of Sisters responded to a residential house fire at 152 North Larch St. in Sisters.  Personnel from the Sisters-Camp Sherman Rural Fire Protection District responded to the scene and the fire was quickly extinguished.  The Cloverdale Rural Fire Protection District and the Black Butte Ranch Rural Fire Protection District also assisted with this incident.

An investigator from the Oregon State Fire Marshall’s Office and a Detective from the Oregon State Police Arson Unit responded to the scene and conducted an origin and cause investigation at the residence. 

The investigation has determined the origin of the fire was on the exterior of the residence and the cause was suspected to be due to arson.  The damage to the residence is estimated to be $75,000.00.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is working in coordination with the Oregon State Fire Marshall’s Office and the Oregon State Police Arson Unit on this active investigation.  

Investigators are seeking assistance from the public for any information related to this fire. If the public has any information regarding this fire, they are encouraged to contact the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office at 541-693-6911.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with six K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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