String of suspicious fires in Bend

String of suspicious fires in Bend

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by Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 10:31 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 6 at 1:33 PM

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A string of suspicious fires Wednesday morning have burned churches and homes in Bend.

KTVZ reports police tracked footprints in the snow in a hunt for possible suspects.

The fires began shortly after 2 a.m. when smoke was spotted coming from the Trinity Episcopal Church. As police and fire units arrived, another report came in of a fire at the nearby Grace Bible Church.

A short time later, dispatchers received a report of a home engulfed in flames and fires in trash cans in an alley near the Episcopal Church. A garage fire in the alley spread to the adjacent house. Then fires were reported at two more homes.

There were no reports of injuries.

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