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Story by Oregon Herald staff
Published on Monday September 14, 2020 - 12:39 AM

PORTLAND, Oregon - A man was arrested after apparently using a Molotov Cocktail to start a small brush fire.

At about police were called with a report of a brush fire in the 9600 block of East Burnside Street. A section of grass along the I-205 freeway was burning but firefighters put out the small fire. No one was injured and no structures were damaged.

About an hour later, police were motioned to stop by a witness who pointed out the suspect in a nearby tent. Officers arrested the suspect, who confirmed he lit the fire with the device.

Officers seized a plastic bottle with a wick as evidence (photos).

Officers booked Domingo Lopez Jr., 45, into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Reckless Burning and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. Arson investigators are also doing follow-up to see if other charges are warranted.