Police say no new developments in Almeda Fire investigation

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. —Nearly a year and a half after the Almeda Fire, law enforcement is still looking for answers.

While the investigation is ongoing, there are no significant developments. That’s according to Ashland Police Chief Tighe O’Meara.

He says it’s actively being worked on by detectives from around the Rogue Valley, as well as the FBI. Last June, a photo was released of two people, who may have witnessed the start of the Almeda Fire.

They are not suspects according to Chief O’Meara, but APD  is still working to identify them.

“It remains a case of critical importance for all Jackson County law enforcement and for all Jackson County community, and we will continue to work on it, all we can do is take the information as it comes in and work the case,” said Chief O’Meara.

The start of the fire remains the biggest criminal case, within the history of Jackson County. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Ashland Police.

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Jenna King
NBC5 News Reporter Jenna King is a Burbank native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at the U of O, she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through interning with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors, or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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