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Aloha woman arrested for arson

Deputies say woman who lived in the trailer started the fire.


ClemonsWashington County Sheriff's deputies arrested and charged an Aloha woman Tuesday morning with first degree arson after an overnight trailer fire. Sheriff's deputies believe Kimberly Clemens, 36, intentionally started a fire in a travel trailer that she and her children were living in.

Deputies arrived to a report of a trailer fire at 4435 S.W. 175th Ave. in Aloha early Tuesday morning to find a large travel trailer fully engulfed in flames. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue arrived and quickly extinguished the fire.

Sheriff's deputies found Clemens concealed, lying in the grass at the far end of the property. She was taken to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation.

COURTESY PHOTO - A travel trailer was destroyed early Tuesday morning in Aloha. Washington County Sheriffs deputies believe the fire was intentionally set.Investigators believe Clemens intentionally started the fire while she and her teenage son were in the trailer. It was reported that as the fire continued to consume the trailer, Clemens' son had to force her out of the trailer and physically restrain her to keep her out.

The property consists of two travel trailers and a house on a small parcel of land owned by another person.

Clemens was arrested when she was released from the hospital. She is lodged in the Washington County Jail, and is being held on $250,000 bail.