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Four juveniles charged with July 13 Sherwood brush fire


The charges come following an investigation by Sherwood police and TVF&R

by: TVF&R - Firefighters battle a brush blaze in Shewood on July 13. Police recently charged four youths in connection with the fire, which was started with fireworks. Sherwood police have identified four juveniles believed to have been involved in a brush fire that burned almost 60 acres on July 13.

Two of those juveniles were charged with reckless burning and criminal mischief. All four were charged with criminal trespass.

Three of the juveniles, who range in age from 14 to 16, were from Sherwood; the other was from Beaverton, according to Capt. Ty Hanlon, a spokesman for the Sherwood Police Department.

Hanlon said both police and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue investigators were able to identify the youths through a collaborative investigation and residents coming forward with information.

While the criminal trespass and reckless burning charges are misdemeanors, the criminal mischief charge is a felony, meaning it involves more than $1,000 in property damage or includes the use of an explosive, said Hanlon.by: TVF&R - This July 16 brush fire scorched 60 acres off of Oregon Street.

The fire, which police said was caused by illegal fireworks thrown from a train trestle, began in a marsh area immediately north of Oregon Street. Gusting winds pushed the blaze deep into grass in an easterly direction towards Southwest Tonquin Road.

Up to 40 firefighters from Sherwood and neighboring communities battled the blaze.