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A 19-year-old girl charged with setting two fires at SE Portland apartment
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Story by Kent Masterson - The Oregon Herald
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PORTLAND, Oregon - A 19-year-old girl was arrested in connection with two fires in the same southeast Portland apartment.

Firefighters early afternoon on Thursday responded to a fire at 2135 Southeast 122nd Avenue. About three hours later, Firefighters were sent to second fire at the same apartment.

Investigators believe both fires were caused by arson. 19-year-old Dymond Ragland is accused of setting the fires and was taken to the Multnomah County Jail on Saturday on two counts of arson in the first degree and will appear in court for the first time on today.

Dymond Ragland is a Senior at Centennial High School and works at Big Town Hero.

Possible motives for Arson is unknown at this time.

Portland Fire & Rescue searched for Ragland last week after she was identified as a suspect in two arson cases.

One has to wonder why a popular teen would resort to setting fires. However, we must remember she is charged but legally assumed innocent until proven guilty.