Portland Fire & Rescue and the Portland Police Bureau have arrested a man who admits to setting several fires in northeast earlier this year. One of the fires damaged the roof and exterior walls of Lumberyard Bike Park and a storage trailer owned by the nonprofit NW Trail Alliance.
Allen Singerhouse is accused of starting the August 29th fire that began near a vacant lot at NE 82nd and Siskiyou. The fire quickly spread south toward houses and businesses across the street from Madison High School. In the end it caused more than $1 million in damages.
According to The Oregonian, Singerhouse has been charged with three counts of first degree Arson. Investigators were able to track him down thanks to surveillance cameras from several other fires in the area. They arrested him in his home after finding clothes belonging to him that also appeared in the videos. Singerhouse confessed to intentionally lighting “dozens of fires”.
— Jonathan Maus: (503) 706-8804, @jonathan_maus on Twitter and firstname.lastname@example.org
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