The Oregon Department of Forestry is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for setting the Slate Creek Fire on Labor Day at around 1:30 p.m. The fire cost over a million and a half dollars to fight and burned 160 acres.
The fire was set in a densely wooded area 10 miles southwest of grants pass and west of highway 199 near the community of Wonder. Specifically, the fire started along a road called the Root Springs Access Road, about two miles up Waters Creek Road.
The confidential tip line is (800) 452-7888. Several tips have already been received.