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Two Men Face Arson Charges in Fairview FireSalem-News.com
Police say the arrests stem from a tip from a member of the public.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem Police detectives arrested two men today in conjunction with the January 27th three alarm fire that destroyed Pierce Cottage at Fairview, the closed state institute in South Salem.
Salem Police Lt. Steve Birr, says 20-year old Wesley Kirk and 20-year old Robert Riggi, both of Keizer, were arrested without incident, and charged with second-degree Arson.
Both suspects are being booked into the Marion County Correctional Facility.
Birr says the arrests stem from a tip from a member of the public.
The fire at Fairview claimed a turn of the century building that had several uses over the years.
It reportedly was used for living and working purposes by staff, as a school, and as a recreation building.
Birr says anyone with additional information on this investigation is asked to call Salem Police detectives at (503)588-6050.
Original report and special follow up report on the Fairview fire:
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