Armed residents in Oregon set up roadblocks and told people to show their identification after someone started a blaze with fireworks, authorities said.
Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese said Saturday that a small fire was started “intentionally” near Corbett.
“Soon after, we started receiving reports of local residents establishing roadblocks in East Multnomah County,” Reese said.
“Deputies responded to reports some people were armed and asking for identification of the folks they stopped. We told people engaging in this behavior that roadways are open to all users, and their actions are illegal and they could be subject to citation or arrest.”
Reese said the fire “remains under investigation.”
The news came as conspiracies have popped up across the state that members of the far-left radical group Antifa or “extremists” are starting the fires.
The FBI has said there’s no evidence that any group has been behind the blazes, which have killed at least 10 people in the state.