Early-morning Portland fires deemed suspicious

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Portland firefighters responded to three early-morning eastside fires set in quick succession and believe they are all suspicious.

The first fire was reported in a Dumpster at 2:45 a.m. on Friday, and was followed by another trash-container fire within 40 minutes.

The third fire, at a vacant bank building twenty minutes later, did $20,000 worth of damage.

Police and fire officials have not yet said whether they believe the fires to be related or coordinated.