People of interest sought in 4-alarm NE Portland fire


Officials want help to identify 2 people caught on surveillance video in the area

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Arson investigators are looking for a person of interest possibly connected to a 4-alarm grass fire in Northeast Portland.

The fire started around 5 p.m. on August 26 near Northeast 85th Avenue and Siskiyou Street. It ripped through about 4 acres, destroying a townhouse, a former gym and dozens of cars.

Investigators say the blaze was set intentionally.

They’re asking for the public’s help to identify a person caught on surveillance video in the area. He’s described as a white male riding a “uniquely-colored bicycle.”

Arson investigators want help identifying this person of interest seen in Northeast Portland moments before a 4-alarm grass fire started, Aug. 26, 2019. (Crime Stopper of Oregon)

Portland Fire and Rescue also released surveillance video of a second person of interest seen walking in the area of the fire just moments before it started.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering up to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest.

You can submit a tip online or by calling 503.823.4357.

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