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Reward Offered in Salem Union Gospel Mission Fire

Fire damage to the structure was estimated at $100,000 to $200,000.

Salem Arson Fire
The Oregon Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for starting the July 9 three-alarm fire at the Union Gospel Mission Thrift Store, located at 885 Commercial St NE. Photo Courtesy: Salem Police Department

(SALEM, Ore. ) - The Oregon Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators is offering a reward of up to $5,000, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for starting the July 9 three alarm fire at the Union Gospel Mission Thrift Store, located at 885 Commercial St NE.

The fire was discovered at the store shortly after 3:00 a.m., and was reported via 911 by a railroad train engineer who noticed flames showing on the west side of the business.

The majority of fire damage was limited to the center area of the building and did not involve the main sales area of the business.

Fire damage to the structure was estimated at $100,000 to $200,000.

Additionally, minor fire damage was incurred at an adjacent business in the 900 block of Front Street NE, which included broken windows and charring to the exterior siding caused by the intense heat from the fire. The Oregon Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for starting the July 9 three-alarm fire at the Union Gospel Mission Thrift Store, located at 885 Commercial St NE.

The fire was discovered at the store shortly after 3:00 a.m., and was reported via 911 by a railroad train engineer who noticed flames showing on the west side of the business.

Source: Salem Police Department




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