Fire destroys part of Ore. high school; 3 arrests



WOODBURN, Ore. (AP) — Police say they’ve arrested three 15-year-old boys accused of setting a fire that destroyed part of Woodburn, Ore., High School on Friday.

Woodburn police Sgt. Nick Wilson says the three were arrested for investigation of first-degree arson, reckless burning and reckless endangering. He says they are students at the school. They’ve been taken to Marion County juvenile detention.

Wilson says the investigation is continuing. He declined to talk about the precise cause of the fire.

KATU-TV initially reported the arrests.

The fire earlier Friday forced students and staff to evacuate. School officials say there were no injuries at the 1,400 student high school.

Woodburn is located midway between Portland and Salem.