Investigators: Portland fire intentionally set

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a grass fire Monday that spread to buildings and homes in Portland, Oregon, was intentionally set.

Portland Fire and Rescue Lt. Jason Anderson said Tuesday that investigators want to speak to anyone who may have seen how the fire started in an abandoned driving range.

Officials declined to say what led them to believe the fire was arson.

The blaze damaged several buildings including townhouses and destroyed dozens of cars. No one was injured.

Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to an area about the size of 2 ½ city blocks.