December 12, 2014 20:50
This afternoon at 2:18, Portland firefighters responded to a house fire at 9720 SE Holgate. On arrival the firefighters found a home that had boarded up windows with smoke coming from the eaves. Callers stated that three transients used a propane tank to lite the house on fire. Fire crews searched the house for occupants as the boarded up windows were opened by crews from exterior. No one was found inside the house and no injuries were associated with the fire. The fire was extinguished 2:37.
Also Police and arson investigators were able to track down the transients and question them. The cause of the fire was a propane lantern used for lighting.