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Utah man suspected of starting four wildfires in Central Oregon

Utah man suspected of starting four wildfires in Central Oregon”

A Utah man is suspected of starting four wildfires along a Central Oregon highway last month and Oregon authorities believe he may be responsible for more fires around the Northwest.

Christopher Glen Wilson, 37, was indicted Friday by a Deschutes County grand jury on three counts of first-degree arson and reckless endangerment in connection to a trio of fires that occurred along US 97 on August 29, including the 1,200-acre McKay fire east of La Pine, court records show. OSP is asking for the public's help for any information on Wilson - or if anyone saw the vehicle he was driving (it has a distinct sticker in the back window) in any areas where wildland fires have broken out.

Police were able to identify 37-year-old Salt Lake City resident Christopher Glen Wilson as a suspect in the case.

Troopers arrested Christopher Glen Wilson, 37, of Salt Lake City, Utah, on September 3 after a "collaborative law enforcement effort" identified him as a suspect in a series of fires in eastern Oregon.

Wilson was arrested and later indicted in Deschutes County on three counts of arson in the first degree and reckless endangerment.

The fourth fire that day occurred in Klamath County, where charges have not yet been filed, Fugate said.

The agency is now seeking public input on whether Wilson may be connected to other fires. He told NewsChannel 21 Wilson may have traveled to western OR, and witnesses are sought to help establish a timeline of when and where he traveled.



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