Morning Press Crestline fire mall tenants Mount St Helens

first_img Will the rain return this weekend? Check out the local weather forecast here.Fire investigators: Local boy set Crestline fireAfter a 14-month investigation into the Crestline Elementary School fire, investigators said Tuesday that a 17-year-old boy set the blaze, and a second boy may have been involved.Dylan Mork, 17, was issued a criminal summons to appear in court on allegations of second-degree arson. His court hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. May 21 in Clark County Juvenile Court. No charges have been filed against the second boy, whose name was not released.According to Mork’s Facebook page, he is a junior at Mountain View High School, also in Evergreen Public Schools.The three-alarm fire destroyed the school, at 13003 S.E. Seventh St., on Feb. 3, 2013. It displaced more than 500 students and staff and caused an estimated $8 million in damage, including the building, its contents, the cost of demolition and replacement.“I’m sure a lot of people are wondering why the investigation took so long,” said Deputy Prosecutor Dan Gasperino. “We wanted to be certain with a serious charge like arson. We had the ATF (federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) lab in Maryland conduct a test burn where they built a model. They essentially replicated where they thought the fire started. It’s not something they can do overnight.”Read the full story here.USGS: Mount St. Helens magma re-pressurizingIt’s been six years since Mount St. Helens returned to relative slumber after its last eruptive phase, but the notorious volcano is quietly recharging for the next one, scientists said Wednesday. The burned-out shell of Crestline Elementary School about three weeks after the fire on Feb. 3, 2013.last_img