Alleged fire starter arrested in downtown Portland

The fires didn't threaten any structures

A June 11, 2017 booking photo of Sarah Pugh. (PPB)
A June 11, 2017 booking photo of Sarah Pugh. (PPB)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A woman was arrested Sunday afternoon for allegedly starting fires near SW 3rd Avenue and Oak Street.

Portland Fire and Rescue said a caller reporting seeing the woman, identified as 36-year-old Sarah Pugh, starting fires on the sidewalk. Firefighters responded to put the fire out and police responded to arrest Pugh.

She is accused of setting two fires but no buildings were threatened, Portland Fire and Rescue said. She was taken into police custody and faces charges of reckless burning and disorderly conduct.