PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A house caught on fire when someone was trying to break into a car, causing an electrical fire, according to a Portland General Electric official.
Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a house fire early Tuesday morning in Northeast Portland.
A PGE official told KOIN 6 News it started when someone trying to break into a car caused an electrical fire on Northeast Multnomah Street, which Portland Fire & Rescue said started around 2:30 a.m. That fire then spread to the side of the house where the car was parked.
No injuries were reported.
It is unclear whether a criminal investigation has started, and there have been no arrests reported.
According to nearby neighbors, police officers did not show up at the scene.
KOIN 6 has reached out to PF&R for more details.
The investigation is ongoing.
This is a developing story.