Then, they said, he set six more.
Lopez admitted to lighting the fire, and he was booked on charges of reckless burning and disorderly conduct in the second degree, according to the report.
Barely 12 hours later, on Monday morning around 3 a.m., Lopez was allegedly back at it. He was arrested once again accused of setting six more small fires, all along the same freeway.
“Portland Fire and Rescue extinguished three of them while passing community members put out the other three. All were caught early. No one was injured and no structures were burnt. Officers located Domingo Lopez, Junior walking along the shoulder and arrested him. They seized a lighter as evidence,” the report reads.
“Reports that extremists are setting wildfires in Oregon are untrue,” the FBI’s Portland field office said in a tweet Friday.
CNN could not discern whether Lopez had legal representation at this time.
Lopez is set to receive a mental health evaluation, according to the report, and was given citations for six additional counts of reckless burning.
Kelly Murray, Donie O’Sullivan and Hollie Silverman contributed to this story.