A 100 years ago on May 30th, Portland Fire Marshal Stevens announced the appointment of three fire officers to a new Arson Squad.Read More…
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A recent in-depth story by KOIN TV detailed how PF&R's Rick McGraw, Fabian Jackson and Lila the Arson Dog tracked down evidence that 55-year-old Daniel Surratt set fire to his ex-girlfriend's home.
On Feb. 14, Surratt was convicted on several counts, including first-degree arson, attempted felony strangulation, first-degree burglary and first-degree criminal mischief. He was sentenced to eight years in prison.
"When you walk into one of these houses, it's devastated, everything is gone," McGraw said in the interview. "(Arson) is a violent crime and people do get hurt."
See the story here: