Tent fire in downtown Portland one of many in recent months

  • Source: KOIN-TV CBS 6 Portland
  • Published: 06/11/2021 12:00 AM

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.


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