PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- The FBI offered a reward of up to $10,000 Thursday for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of whoever was responsible for an arson fire that killed one person and injured two others last May at a home in Warm Springs.
The Warm Springs Police Department responded to a fire in a home located at 1713 Foster Street around 11:05 p.m. on May 17.
When the officers arrived, they saw flames shooting 15 feet out the front living room window.
Officers entered the burning home, removed two victims and provided medical assistance until paramedics arrived. Lamont Brown, age 77, died of his injuries following transport to a medical facility.
The second adult victim removed from the residence suffered critical injuries. A third resident was able to exit the residence on her own but suffered serious burn injuries. A fourth person was able to escape through a ground-floor window and was uninjured.
Investigators with the Warm Springs Fire Department, Jefferson County Fire District No. 1 and the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office ruled the fire an arson. The FBI and Warm Springs Police Department are jointly investigating the case.
As part of this publicity effort, the FBI has created a "Seeking Information" poster which can be found at https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/structure-fire---arson and a Facebook posting.
Anyone with information concerning the fire is asked to contact the FBI in Bend at (541) 389-1202 during normal business hours, the FBI in Portland at (503) 224-4181 24 hours a day, or the Warm Springs Police Department at (541) 553-3272. Information may also be submitted online at https://tips.fbi.gov.