Remains found after cabin explodes during police standoff
OAKRIDGE, Ore. (AP) — Human remains found in a cabin that exploded in flames early Tuesday morning during a standoff between law enforcement and a wanted man are believed to be those of a suspect who barricaded himself when police arrived Monday night, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office said.
The sheriff’s office said Tuesday that police tried to contact the man at the cabin east of Oakridge about a warrant Monday, to no avail, KATU-TV reported.
Police called the sheriff’s office for help and deputies made contact with the man, who refused to come out of the structure. The cabin was located up an narrow road overgrown with vegetation, the sheriff’s office said.
Shortly before 3:00 a.m. Tuesday, law enforcement reported hearing a small explosion that sounded like it came from inside the structure followed by fire erupting inside, the sheriff’s office said. The fire department was called but was unable to get the truck up the road, the sheriff’s office said.
Authorities found a person dead once they were able to get inside.
The Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office will investigate the fire and the man’s name will be released later.