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News Release
Fire in downtown McMinnville - 05/26/23

On Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 5:23 am McMinnville Fire and Police responded to an active building fire at 3rd Street Pizza, 433 NE 3rd Street McMinnville. After the fire was knocked down and contained fire investigators responded and began their investigation into the origin and cause of the fire. 


The McMinnville Police Department also started a criminal investigation into the fire, which is working alongside of the fire investigation.  Two (2) people of interest were identified from area surveillance footage.  They were later contacted and interviewed regarding the fire. 


The investigation into the fire is still ongoing and is jointly being conducted by the McMinnville Fire Department, Oregon State Fire Marshall’s Office, Oregon State Police, and the McMinnville Police Department.  To ensure the integrity of the investigation, no further information will be released at this time.


Anyone with information related to this investigation is urged to contact Officer Lucas Henkel at 503-434-7307 and refer to case #23-1772.