Small brush fire damages homeless camp in SE Portland

Brush fire closes McLoughlin at Ross Island Bridge

PORTLAND, Ore. – A small brush fire near the Ross Island Bridge temporarily closed all lanes of Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard in Portland Friday night and damaged a homeless camp.

The fire was reported just after 10 p.m. About 20 minutes later, Portland Fire & Rescue crews had put it out. About 30 minutes after that, Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard was reopened.

The fire was south of the Ross Island Bridge, on the Springwater Trail. Crews are investigating what caused the fire. 

No one was hurt.

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