Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan reports on October 9, 2023, at 2:15 a.m., Linn County Dispatch received a report of a large haystack on fire near the 36000 block of Riverside Drive, west of Albany. Fire personnel and deputies responded to the area and found a large haystack fully engulfed in flames.

Albany Fire Department, Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police and Oregon State Fire Marshall’s Office consider the fire suspicious. Deputies will continue to investigate as leads develop and more information becomes available.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Matt Wilcox with the Linn County Sheriff’s office at (541) 967-3950.