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Posted on: June 8, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Arrest made in Valley River Inn fire

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Eugene Police Violent Crimes detectives have made an arrest in this case. Morgan Christopher Immesoete, age 47, of Cheshire, was arrested without incident today in W. Eugene.  He is being lodged at Lane County Jail on Arson in the First Degree.


Three-Alarm Fire at Valley River Inn


On Tuesday, February 28 at 11:07 a.m., Eugene Springfield Fire (ESF) responded to the report of a fire at the Valley River Inn in Eugene. The fire started on the second floor on the south side of the building, and quickly spread to the third floor and attic, turning the incident into a three-alarm fire. All available ESF crews are actively working to contain the fire at this time. The building’s sprinkler system was not activated but the fire alarm allowed for a successful building evacuation with no injuries reported. The building suffered a partial roof collapse and extensive damage. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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