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AROUND OREGON: Rash of Oregon arson cases fuels fear, conspiracy theories during devastating wildfires

Bryan Crenshaw sprays water onto his rooftop in Aumsville on Tuesday, Sept. 8. After losing two buildings to a wildfire three years ago, Crenshaw planned on staying through this time to protect his property. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

PORTLAND - At least six men across Oregon have been accused of intentionally setting blazes during a disastrous wildfire season that has burned more than a million acres, killed at least nine people and annihilated homes, entire towns and beloved natural areas.

None of them have ties to left- or right-wing groups or appear to have been motivated by politics, according to police and court records reviewed by The Oregonian/OregonLive.

Only one of the accused fire starters, a southern Oregon man with a history of methamphetamine use, is accused of damaging more than a dozen homes and endangering . . .