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Authorities investigating arson, burglary at Washington County sex offender treatment facility

9-22-2013 Oregon:

A Saturday morning arson in unincorporated Washington County occurred at a residential sex offender treatment facility, according to law enforcement officials.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office started a criminal investigation in response to the arson and reported burglary on the 4300 block of Southwest 109th Avenue near Beaverton.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews responded to a fire at "The Center for Behavioral Intervention" at 8:42 a.m., according to a release. The home was converted to a sex offender treatment center, officials said. TVF&R handed the investigation over to the sheriff's office after quickly determining the fire was intentional.

Firefighters quickly put out the blaze. Nobody was injured, but investigators determined at least one person broke into the home, taking money and other items from the home, according to a release.

Investigators found evidence of fire accelerant on the scene as well. Nobody was at the business at the time of the fire.

Sheriff's officials continue to investigate the incident. ..Source.. by Andrew Theen

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