Two separate fires destroyed food carts in Portland a week apart.
A fire burned multiple carts in Portland’s Eliot neighborhood Sunday evening. Portland Fire and Rescue arrived on scene at the food cart pod on Vancouver Avenue and Fremont Street just after 3 p.m.
According to KOIN-TV, the fire destroyed Monkey Thai Street Food and Pepe Chile’s Taqueria. No injuries were reported. Investigators are working to determine the cause, but a spokesperson with Portland Fire and Rescue said it is not considered related to another fire that destroyed a food cart in downtown Portland the previous Sunday.
Portland police said they received calls near 4 a.m. from people reporting an explosion at the 5th Avenue Food Cart Pod on Southwest 5th Avenue and Southwest Harvey Milk Street.
The blast shattered windows of nearby buildings, according to a press release from the Portland Police Bureau. They didn’t find anyone who was injured.
Officials believe the cause of that fire was propane-related.