PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 3-alarm blaze at Camping World of Portland Thursday afternoon briefly closed westbound I-84 while firefighters knocked it down.
The fire erupted inside a camper and the high winds spread the flames to 10-15 nearby trailers, fire officials said. Those trailers, along with the main building at Camping World, burned. However, there were no reports of injuries.
On Friday, Gresham fire officials said the fire was likely caused by carelessly discarding smoking material.
ODOT briefly closed parts of I-84. But the blaze was contained relatively quickly and traffic began flowing again.
Camping World of Portland is one of more than 100 locations throughout the US for the business. They sell RVs and outdoor gear along with providing maintenance and repair.