Oregon: Man arrested twice in 12 hours for setting multiple fires in Portland area

Oregon: Man arrested twice in 12 hours for setting multiple fires in Portland area
Oregon wildfire, Sep 2020 (file). NBC News video

[Ed. – So obviously he was let go the first time. Something amiss here.]

An Oregon man was arrested early Monday morning for the second time in 12 hours after he set “multiple” fires along a Portland freeway.

Shortly after 4p.m. on Sunday, Portland Police were called to assist firefighters in extinguishing a small brush fire along Interstate 205, which caused no injuries or structural damages. …

Domingo Lopez Jr., 45, was arrested for using a Molotov Cocktail to start the brush fire and booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of reckless burning and second degree disorderly conduct.

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Lopez was later released and went on to start six more small fires in the early hours of Monday morning. …

Lopez is the fifth individual to be arrested on suspicion of arson as fires burn through West Coast states. Two men in Washington state, a man in Oregon and a woman in California have also been arrested.

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