Arson Fires Started near Western Seminary in SE Portland

Portland Fire and Rescue
Portland Fire and Rescue

February 15, 2022 08:50


Around 11pm last night, two fires were started by a suspect on 55th between SE Hawthorne and Madison. The initial fire was reported to be at the Western Seminary. When the first fire crews arrived, they found a small trash fire on the street. Crews checked the structure closest to that fire and found a small fire next to a building on the Western Seminary campus. The fire was extinguished quickly and the crews cleared out the smoke from inside the structure.

PF&R’s Arson Investigator has determined that these fires are considered arson and are looking for the public’s help. Please call 503-823-INFO if you have any information or were in the area of SE 57th and Hawthorne as well as SE 55th and Hawthorne last night.