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Man arrested for string of arsons

While authorities were enroute to a car fire connected to a string of arsons, the suspect was arrested.
Credit: Portland Fire & Rescue

PORTLAND, Ore. — A 31-year-old man was arrested in connection with several fires that stretched from NE 99th Avenue/Pacific Street to SE 82nd Avenue/Taylor Street in Portland.

Trevor MacDonald was arrested while officials were enroute to a vehicle fire related to the string of arsons. He was recognized by a Portland Fire & Rescue arson investigator. He has been charged with one count of arson 1 and three counts of arson 2, according to Portland Fire & Rescue.

One of the fires was at Point S Tire and was escalated to a 2-alarm fire which brought in more units to help extinguish it. Portland Fire & Rescue was assisted in finding MacDonald by the Portland Police Bureau, the public and security camera footage.