According to La Grande Police, over the last two weeks, there have been multiple incidents of someone starting illegal fires in garbage cans and dumpsters primarily in the La Grande business district. The fires have been started mostly in the alley ways and are occurring in the middle of the night.

The fires are causing significant damage to the garbage cans and dumpsters and have posed a safety risk to nearby businesses. The La Grande Fire Department has been able to safely put out the fires within moments of them being located by the police and citizens.

The La Grande Police Department is investigating these fires and is asking for your assistance. If anyone has witnessed anyone setting these fires or have any information surrounding these illegal fires, please contact Sgt. Jason Hays at the La Grande Police Department at: 541-963-1017