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Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Dec. 5, 2023

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Reward offered in Nakia Creek Fire investigation

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

The Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office and Crime Stoppers of Oregon are offering a reward for suspect information in the investigation into the cause of the Nakia Creek Fire.

The fire marshal’s office is asking the public to review video of a vehicle and the people associated with it to see if they recognize either. The video was taken at about 3:30 p.m. Oct. 9 on a ridge near Larch Mountain, according to a news release. It depicts a light-colored SUV before panning to a plume of smoke rising from the hillside.

“We are looking for what we believe is a white or light-colored Subaru vehicle,” Assistant Fire Marshal Curtis Eavenson said in the news release. “Based on witness statements, we also believe there were two men and two women connected with this vehicle.”

Officials have previously said the fire, which reportedly started around 3:45 p.m. that day, was human caused.

If anyone recognizes the vehicle or people associated with it or has information regarding the wildfire investigation, they should contact the county fire marshal’s office at 564-397-3320.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information, reported to the organization, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime; tipsters can remain anonymous. Secure and anonymous tips can be left at www.crimestoppersoforegon.com or through the app P3 Tips.

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