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Fire destroys downtown block in Huntington

Fire crews work on controlling a commercial fire in Huntington on Friday, May 24. (Photo courtesy of Audryonna Langley)

UPDATE: Arson arrest made

HUNTINGTON – A fire early Friday morning destroyed a block of commercial buildings in downtown Huntington, and social media reports indicate no one was injured.

Businesses in the buildings included Howells Cafe, Streamliner Lounge and Grady's Tavern. The cafe was in the Oregon Commercial Co. building, a two-story brick structure built in 1890.

The Baker County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Raynmon H. Garcia, 21, of Huntington, was arrested for first-degree arson in connection with the fire.

Raynmon H. Garcia, 21, charged with first-degree arson. (Baker County Sheriff's Office photo)

The agency said in a news . . .