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OSP Assisting Wasco County SO with Armed/Barricaded Subject

The smoke appeared some time after police heard gunshots.

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(THE DALLES, Ore.) - The Wasco County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police Arson Unit are investigating a fire which has been confirmed to involve a single fatality stemming from this mornings barricaded subject call in The Dalles.

According to OSP Lieutenant Pat Shortt, at approximately 8:25 a.m., Wasco County Sheriff's Deputies arrived at 1100 Mt. Hood St., in The Dalles, to serve civil papers on the resident living there.

As deputies knocked on the door gunshots were heard from within and deputies fell back and requested additional police to respond. Officers arriving at the scene created a perimeter and attempted negotiations with the occupant. Shortly thereafter, smoke began to come from inside the residence.

According to Lt Shortt, shortly after 1:00 p.m., as members of the Oregon State Police SWAT team approached the smoldering residence a large fire started spontaneously and members were forced to back away from the approach.

Fire crews from Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue battled the fire and were able to extinguish it.

As fire crews worked throughout the structure a single fatality was discovered.

The name of the deceased person is being withheld pending identification and next of kin notification.

The Wasco County Sheriff's Office is the lead investigative agency on this incident and is being assisted by Arson Detectives from the Oregon State Police Arson Unit.

Source: Oregon State Police


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