Arsonist sought after 3 cars in SE Portland torched

Police searching for suspect

Portland Fire & Rescue crews put out three separate car fires early Tuesday morning. (Portland Police)
Portland Fire & Rescue crews put out three separate car fires early Tuesday morning. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Portland Police are searching for a suspect after three cars were destroyed by fires early Tuesday morning.

Portland Fire & Rescue crews put out the three separate car fires that happened all within a 10 block radius.

One of the three cars were on SE 15th Avenue and Oak Street, the other in the 800 block of SE 27th Avenue, and a third on SE 25th Avenue and Morrison Street

Portland Police say the suspect is a white man in his 40s, wearing a black top and grey pants. He had on a backpack with neon colors. Officers say he had a knife at one point and was last seen in the area of SE 20th Avenue and Morrison Street.

KOIN 6 News will continue to follow this story.

Portland Fire & Rescue crews put out three separate car fires early Tuesday morning. (KOIN)