Sheriff's Office responds after man injured in explosion, fire in Oregon City; tips sought


News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Feb. 10, 2012

Media and Interested Parties


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Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #12-4616.

On Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 at approximately 5:01 p.m., Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies and Clackamas Fire District #1 personnel responded to a report of an explosion and fire at 10896 SE Beutel Rd. in Oregon City. Neighborhood residents called in to report a loud explosion in the area.

Sheriff's Office deputies arrived and found a detached garage in flames. They heard what they thought was the sound of ammunition exploding in the fire. Residents of adjoining homes were evacuated for their safety.

Firefighters from Clackamas Fire District #1 responded, and were able to put out the flames before the fire spread to any other structures.

The resident of the home, a 40 year-old-man, was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

The Portland Metropolitan Bomb Squad arrived and searched the building to ensure that the area was safe. No evidence of a bomb was found -- but bomb technicians and arson investigators are still investigating to determine the cause of the fire.

All residents have been returned to their homes, and no other injuries were reported.

No names are being released at this time as this is still an ongoing investigation.


Anyone with information concerning this event is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form. Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #12-4616.

The public can also submit crime-tip text messages to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office from a cell phone. All users have to do is send a text message to CRIMES (274637 on your phone keypad) -- with the keyword CCSO as the first word in the message body. Important reminder: Please do not send emergency messages using the text-messaging system -- in case of an emergency, call 911.

Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #12-4616.

Contact Info:
Bryon O'Neil, Deputy
Acting Public Information Officer
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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