On Thursday, November 22, 2018 (Thanksgiving Day) at 9:23 P.M, South Lane Fire Department, Goshen-Pleasant Hill Fire Department, Dexter Fire Department, and Eugene-Springfield Fire Department responded to the Super 8 Motel located at 345 Oregon Avenue, in Creswell for a fire.
Upon arrival the fire was discovered and extinguished.
On Saturday, November 24, 2018, at 1:42 AM a fire was reported at the same location. The fire departments again responded and extinguished the fire.
Due to the suspicious nature of the fires, the Oregon State Police Arson Unit was requested to assist in the investigation. Arson Detectives responded and led a joint origin and cause Investigation with the South Lane Fire Department and Lane County Sheriff’s Office.
The fire was determined to be incendiary and intentionally set. Following an investigation, detectives learned the owners of the Super 8 Motel franchise, Inder Singh and Satinder Singh, intentionally planned and caused the fire.
On Thanksgiving there were 6 rooms rented and a minimum of 7 people in the motel at the time of the fire.
On Sunday, December 16, 2018, Inder and Satinder Singh were arrested and lodged at the Lane County Jail on arson charges.
The investigation is still on going.