Firefighters fight several fires in North Portland

Portland Fire and Rescue
Portland Fire and Rescue

May 03, 2014 19:56


Portlandday May 3, 2014, between 3:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m., numerous fires were set by an unknown suspect in North Portland's Portsmouth neighborhood.

A total of six fires were set, including two house fires, two vehicle fires, one recycling bin, and one abandoned chair in a parking lot. Additionally, there were at least two additional acts of vandalism where rocks were thrown at two car windshields. There were no reported injuries as a result of any of these incidents.

The vandalism spree stretched from the area of North Hodge Avenue and Houghton Street to North Portsmouth Avenue and Lombard Street.

Residential surveillance video was obtained by investigators showing the suspect in the driveway of a home. The suspect appears to be an African American male, possibly in his 20s, slender build, wearing a red over white hoodie and baggy jeans.

Surveillance video can be viewed in two links: and

Anyone with information about this suspect or these incidents is asked to contact Arson Detective Joe Luiz at (503) 823-3408 or

Anyone seeing suspicious activity in the neighborhood should immediately call 9-1-1.