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Canby authorities seeking port-a-potties arsonist

Canby authorities are looking for an arsonist who has set three fires destroying portable toilets in the last month.

The most recent fire, Monday night, July 7, at Eccles Elementary School destroyed seven portable toilets and spread to a large tree, endangering residents of a nearby apartment building, said Fire Marshal Todd Gary.

Canby Fire District firefighters found the tree on fire when they arrived. They quickly extinguished it and later learned the intense heat broke a window to one of the departments, Gary said.

That fire was at Eccles Elementary School and so was the first arson incident. Four portable toilets were destroyed by fire June 10 at Eccles.

A June 14 arson destroyed another portable toilet at a park parking lot off Knights Bridge Road.

Anyone with information about the incidents should call Canby Fire or Police at 503-655-5851.



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