Suspect in ecoterrorism fires surrenders

One of the three remaining fugitives in a string of ecoterrorism fires set in Vail, Oregon and California has surrendered to authorities.

The U.S. attorney's office in Portland, Ore., said Thursday that 39-year-old Rebecca Jeanette Rubin turned herself in to the FBI at the Canadian border in Blaine, Wash.

Rubin has been sought as part of a group based in Eugene, Ore., known as The Family, on charges she took part in setting fires at the Vail ski resort, a timber company office in Oregon, and wild horse corrals in Oregon and Northern California. The group was considered part of the Earth Liberation Front.

Ten others pleaded guilty in 2007 to conspiracy and arson and were sentenced to prison.

Two others remain at large.

The fire in Vail in 1998 did $12 million damage. The fire ruined a lodge, lift, two restaurants and at least five other buildings.

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