Serial arsonists strikes again

, Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted: Sat, July 19 2014 at 5:49 PM, Updated: Mon, July 21 2014 at 3:12 PM

Medford, Ore. -- After a quiet few days investigators believe the serial arsonist is back in action.

Medford Fire Investigator Chase Browning said three fires broke out around 6:15 Saturday morning. Two of them were grass fires in the alleyway behind 12th and Franquette St. and did little damage. The third was set behind CK Enterprises on 13th and S. Central St. It burned a power pole and wooden bins and threatened a nearby warehouse.

"It's impossible to say what could have happened but all of that heat from that fire could have picked up that warehouse soon if it would have had a few more minutes to burn," Browning said.

These fires brings the total to 17 intentionally set fires since late June, leaving investigators with their hands full.

"It's frustrating," Browning said. "It takes us away from the other responsibilities we have for the public but it's what we're here for."

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Kassi Nelson

NBC5 News reporter Kassi Nelson was born and raised in Nebraska. She graduated from the journalism school at University of Nebraska Lincoln where she studied broadcasting.

She also studied philosophy in the Czech Republic. Kassi has visited nine other countries including Sochi, Russia, where she reported on the preparations for the 2014 Olympic Games.

She loves skiing and live concerts!

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