Arson investigation underway after vacant house fire near Madras


Investigators are looking for the cause of a “suspicious fire” that destroyed a vacant home north of Madras early Friday morning.

Jefferson County Fire District crews responded to the fire at 38 NE Daisy St. just after 1 a.m. 

Crews found a home on fire threatening a shop, shed, another home and multiple vehicles. 

Crews were able to shut down Highway 26 and establish a water source while law enforcement evacuated a nearby home. 

The house was said to be vacant but Oregon State Police and Oregon State Fire Marshal investigators were called to the scene to investigate the cause. 


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