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Detectives Seek Tips on Peninger Fire (Photo)
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Detectives Seek Tips on Peninger Fire (Photo)

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office detectives are working with Fire District 3 investigators to determine the cause of the Peninger Fire.  Detectives would like to talk to anyone who may have information that will assist in the investigation.

The fire was first reported on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at 4:01 p.m.  Witnesses described a column of smoke originating from the area of the Bear Creek Greenway, behind the Jackson County Expo and the Family Fun Center.  The fire quickly spread to the east, damaging outbuildings and homes.  Nobody was injured.

Detectives would like to talk to anyone who was on or near the Bear Creek Greenway between the Expo and Pine Street during the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.  They say some people may not realize they have information that could help in the investigation.  The number for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office tip line is (541) 774-8333.

Case #18-14794


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