PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Investigators say an arsonist set fire to a home in north Portland last week.
Portland Fire & Rescue crews rushed to the 4100 block of North Foss Court just before 3 p.m. last Wednesday.
Crews arrived to find heavy fire and smoke showing from all windows of a two-story addition to a previously built home. They say the addition, which appeared to be in the construction phase, was heavily damaged.
Homeowner Timothy Wilson says he and his brother spent months working on the duplex addition to his house.
Now, firefighters say the fire at the addition was set on purpose.
“It’s insane, it just hurts my heart,” said Wilson. “All that work me and my brother had put into it, you know, just all this work. For somebody just to come by and do that, doesn’t feel too good.”
Wilson has no idea who could've done this. The PF&R Arson Investigation Unit is trying to figure that out as well.
“I don’t think I have any enemies, you know,” Wilson said.
Luckily, the finished home where he lives wasn’t damaged and no one was hurt.
Now, Wilson says he hopes whoever did it is caught and gets some help.
“Because I’ve got a lot of good neighbors around here and they shouldn’t have to fear someone doing something like that to them,” he said
And one thing’s for sure: Wilson plans to rebuild.
“Nobody can stop that,” he said.
PF&R investigators are now asking for help from people who live in the area or happened to be in the area when the fire occurred. Anyone with information that could help investigators is asked to call 503-823-4636.
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