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Friday, May 25, 2007

Who is Bark Munster?

Multiple suspects - all officials of the Portland Firefighters Association Local 43 - are being questioned in connection with this week's string of arsons in Southeast Portland. The union has been engaged in bitter, contentious contract negotiations with City management.

Details are sketchy, but Portland Fire Lieutenant Al Oswalt tells AM 860 KPAM the suspects were picked up just after midnight Wednesday.

"If all the cards fall right, this will be a big relief to residents of Southeast Portland, and to taxpayers city-wide," Oswalt said.

Oswalt says a fire early Thursday in Northeast Portland appears unrelated to the earlier arsons.