SALEM, OR (KPTV) - The Salem Police Department, along with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in solving a four-alarm fire that was intentionally set last August.

On Aug. 19, 2019, just before 3 a.m., the Salem Fire Department responded to a fire at Oregon Pallet, located at 1650 Salem Industrial Way Northeast.

The fire destroyed over 100,000 pallets, as well as numerous trucks and heavy equipment. The loss was well over $1 million, according to Crime Stoppers.

There were no injuries reported.

The Salem Police Department and Salem Fire Department are investigating the fire as arson and believe it was intentionally set.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Submit secure and anonymous tips at or call 503-823-4357.

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(4) comments

Lawlessness Brings Destruction

4 alarms and no mention of the fire districts who provided mutual aid and covered empty stations? This give more clarity to the scope of this fire. Certainly Keizer and Marion County Fire District 1 were on scene.

Frederick Fukov

Somewhere close by, the perp was watching the inferno with parental pride. Someone who was taking pics or video, MUST have caught the perp on camera at some point.

jerry nadler

kinda reminds me of when environmentalists destroy logging trucks because they hate the forestry industry, so this has to be the work of a group that hates the freight industry.

Lawlessness Brings Destruction

Sometimes it's the one taking the pics or video is the arsonist so they can replay it.

Other times it's the owner. The fact this fire affected an area away from the main production building and yet is a $1 million dollar loss raises that question for me. My volunteer fire chief dad was almost killed in a 4 alarm business arson fire over 50 years ago. The owner, who got away with it, used the proceeds to set up a ranch in Eastern Oregon and was known in the banking industry as a shady character.

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