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Portland firefighters investigating 10 arson fires in downtown Portland

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Portland Fire & Rescue are searching for suspects involved in 10 fires they believe were intentionally set in southwest Portland early Thursday morning.

Fire crews said the fires started around 3:45 a.m. and were set within a 20 minute period at various locations between SW Taylor and Broadway and between SW 5th and Washington avenues.

Firefighters said the fires were set in trash and recycling containers, dumpsters and one newspaper stand.

They added that since crews were able to quickly extinguish the fires, they did not spread to any buildings or cause any extensive damage.

Arson investigators have several leads in the case, according to Portland Fire & Rescue.

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