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Woman arrested, suspected of starting fires in downtown Portland

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A woman was arrested after police say she started fires in downtown Portland. 

Sarah Pugh, 36, was arrested Sunday afternoon.  

Just before 2:15 p.m., a caller reported seeing a woman attempting to start a fire on the sidewalk near Southwest 3rd Avenue and Oak Street. A fire crew in the area responded and was able to quickly put out the fire.

Firefighters say a total of two fires were started, but no buildings were threatened.

Pugh faces charges of reckless burning and disorderly conduct. 

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