Man Arrested for Arson in Bethel Drive Apartment Fire Case

Category: News
Posted: September 1, 2022

Eugene, Ore. – A suspect has been arrested for the August 2nd, 2022 Bethel Drive apartment fire.



Avery Jerome Boyle 2021 mugshot

Avery Jerome Boyle, age 47, of Eugene, was  arrested on the following:  Arson in the First Degree, five counts of Reckless Endangering, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon.


There is a GofundMe for two of the victims from this arson. At this time, they are still waiting for permanent housing.


Original story:

Eugene Ore. – Eugene Springfield Fire crews arrived to an apartment fire in the 200 block of Bethel Drive around 7:15 am on Aug. 2nd, 2022.



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294 Bethel Drive fire Aug. 2nd, 2022

Staff from a neighboring business heard shouting that there was a fire and quickly set up ladders for residents to use to evacuate from the second story. These individuals and other responsive community members also pulled a resident out of the building from a first floor apartment. ESF crews had the fire under control quickly but there is extensive damage to the building. One resident was transported to the hospital.



There are cats that are unaccounted for. This incident is currently under investigation with Eugene Police Department’s Arson Team.



(information from EPD)

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