Early-morning Portland fires deemed suspicious
Friday, July 22, 2011
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.