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.