Creswell lumber mill fire deemed 'suspicious'

The Creswell Forest Products mill suffered damage due to a fire. Photo taken October 23, 2017. (SBG)

CRESWELL, Ore. — The State Fire Marshall is investigating a fire at a Creswell lumber mill that took place on Sunday night, of which fire officials are calling "suspicious."

The Creswell Forest Products facility on Butte Road went up in flames around 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Danny Solesbee, a Division Chief Fire Marshal for South Lane Fire, said that the investigation was passed on to the State Fire Marshall once it was deemed of suspicious nature.

Solesbee also said there was a fire in a barrel at the mill on October 8, adding to the investigator's suspicion.

There are no confirmed injuries from Sunday's fire, and the damage is expected to cost upwards of $200,000.

This is a developing story, and we will update you with more information as the investigation continues.

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