As Oregon battles a deadly multi-state wildfire, a Portland man added fuel to the fire after he started at least 6 small brush fires in the city Sunday and another one early Monday.
Domingo Lopez was arrested a little after 3 a.m. Monday after police received a call that multiple fires were burning along the west side of the I-205 freeway, according to the police report. Portland Fire and Rescue managed to put out 3 of the small fires, while passerby’s put out the other three.
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) September 14, 2020
This comes less than 24 hours after Lopez was arrested Sunday for starting a small brush fire after throwing a molotov cocktail along the I-205 freeway. Officers found Lopez in a tent near the freeway, who confirmed he lit the fire with the cocktail.
Lopez was booked Sunday with Reckless Burning and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. He was issued another 6 counts of Reckless Burning Monday, per the police report.
The bush fires come as the state battles a multi-state wildfire that’s forcing thousands of