Investigators Locate Witness to Wilsonville Apartment Complex Fire


Investigators have determined the fire that destroyed the Villebois apartment complex in Wilsonville was "incendiary." Legally, that means it was ignited by a person under circumstances in which it should not have been ignited.

The fire has not been determined to be "arson." "Arson" refers to a crime in which a fire or explosion was set maliciously, intentionally, or recklessly. Many details of the blaze -- including intent -- have not been determined at this time.

Officials estimate damage from the fire at $10 million to the apartment complex that was under construction.

Investigators posted a photo of a person who witnessed the fire. That person has been identified and is not a suspect in the case.

Anyone who can help identify this witness is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Reference CCSO Case # 19-007264.

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