15 Portland police cars badly burned Thursday morning; arson suspected

Fifteen or more parked police cars were badly damaged in a fire at a training facility early Thursday morning, the Portland Police Bureau said. The bureau said an arsonist set the fire, but it did not announce any arrests.

Portland Fire & Rescue arrived at the scene in the 14900 block of Northeast Airport Way at about 2 a.m. Thursday to find “at least 15 vehicles in a fenced training area were burning,” the police bureau said. Firefighters quickly doused the fire, which did not damage the building on the property.

Photographs provided by the police bureau show police cars in flames, including one next to a large propane tank. Fire investigators are investigating the blaze as “suspected arson fires,” police said.

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