Open in App
KOIN 6 News

Blaze alongside I-5 in N Portland was third tent fire in 1 day, officials say

By Jenny YoungKelly Doyle,


PORTLAND, Ore. ( KOIN ) — A fire broke out on the shoulder of southbound Interstate 5 in North Portland during Wednesday’s evening commute, causing a large plume of black smoke seen from miles away.

The blaze was first noticed shortly before 4:30 p.m. and was extinguished before 6 p.m.

Police: Murder suspect had ‘history of problematic interactions’ with the victim

The fire appeared to have sparked at a homeless camp, officials tell KOIN 6 News. It was the third tent fire that Portland Fire & Rescue Station No. 13 had responded to on Wednesday — the second within half an hour.

Fire crews say no one was at the scene when they responded.

Copyright 2023 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

For the latest news, weather, sports, and streaming video, head to

Expand All
Comments / 0
Add a Comment
Local Portland, OR newsLocal Portland, OR
Most Popular newsMost Popular

Comments / 0