FACT CHECK: Were 6 Antifa Activists Arrested For Arson In Douglas County, Oregon?

FACT CHECK: Were 6 Antifa Activists Arrested For Arson In Douglas County, Oregon?


A  post shared on Facebook claims the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has six antifa activists in custody for setting wildfires in Oregon.

Verdict: False

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office debunked the post’s claim in a statement. The FBI office in Portland has said claims that “extremists” started the Oregon wildfires are “untrue.”

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Fact Check:

Oregon is currently facing numerous wildfires that have burned over 1 million acres and killed at least 10 people, according to The Oregonian. While it’s still unclear how all the fires started, authorities said the Almeda Fire is being investigated as arson, the outlet reported.

A viral Facebook post claims the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has six antifa activists in custody for arson related to the state’s wildfires. “Pallet Company in Oregon City confirmed Antifa arsonist on camera,” the post reads. “Douglas County Sheriff has 6 ANTIFA arsonists in custody. Many fires in Oregon. Obviously there are more to track down and arrest.”

While there was a fire at the pallet company American Pallets, just north of Oregon City on Sept. 8, the company told the Daily Caller News Foundation that it does not have video evidence indicating that the fire was

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