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OSP & US Postal Inspection Service Investigating Suspicious Fire at Cave Junction Post Office

May 30, 2013

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

Dennis Fernald, Supervisor
U.S. Postal Inspection Service
(503) 276-2072


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Oregon State Police (OSP) and U.S. Postal Inspection Service are jointly investigating the cause of a suspicious fire early Thursday morning that caused extensive damage to the U.S. Post Office in Cave Junction, Oregon.

On May 30, 2013 at approximately 1:30 a.m., a report was received of a fire at the Cave Junction post office located in the 100 block of S. Hussey Avenue. Firefighters from Illinois Valley Fire District and Rural/Metro Fire Department responded to the fire that caused extensive damage to the single level structure. A passenger vehicle parked near the building was also damaged.

An OSP detective from the Arson Unit and an inspector from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service responded to the scene to investigate the cuase of the fire. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding the fire investigation is asked to call OSP Detective Galen Couch at (541) 618-7996.

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