Person dies after a knocked-over candle burns tent

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Fire & Rescue says a person has died after they were burned in a tent fire near a freeway. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the fire department said crews responded to reports of a fire at about 2:15 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities say the fire was mostly out before crews arrived, but they found one adult inside, who appeared to have been sleeping at the time. Fire crews have recently responded to several reports of fires inside tents. Portland fire chief Sara Boone says they will continue to work with partners at the city, county and local non-profit organizations to identify alternative methods of shelter.