RV fire renews frustration for business owners in Southeast Portland

  • Source: KATU-TV ABC 2 Portland
  • Published: 11/22/2022 12:00 AM

An RV fire shut off power to several businesses in Southeast Portland on Monday. The fire follows ongoing safety concerns expressed by the owner of Revant Optics, Jason Bolt, who testified in front of Portland's city council at the start of November. "When I first came here, I came because of the entrepreneurial spirit. I wanted to grow a business here. I want my employees to thrive and feel safe, and we haven’t felt that way in a long time. So, I thought I got that message across," Bolt said. KATU reported on the mayor's response and his visit to Bolt's business the next day. From there, Bolt said PBOT cleared nearby sidewalks, but he was still worried about the RV camps. "I talked about how it could explode, there was a lot of illicit activities happening. And it happened this morning. So, we’re just lucky that no one got hurt that I’ve heard of, but this isn’t going to be the only instance of this going forward unless we figure out a solution," Bolt said.


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