A tent pitched outside of the Portland Korean Church in downtown Portland went up in flames Wednesday night.
The fire occurred at Southwest 10th Avenue and Southwest Clay Street — and took fire crews only moments to respond. The flames were quickly climbing up the tree as a crew dosed the fire.
Residents who live across the street were watching as it spread to a second tent.
Portland Fire & Rescue rushed to the scene and extinguished the flames within minutes. There is no word on any injuries or estimated damage.
Residents in the area told KOIN 6 News they’ve noticed an increase in the number of tent fires in recent months. PF&R said they responded to three tent fires in March, 64 in April and 45 in May.