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Police and fire investigators ask the public to help solve the numerous arsons in and near downrtown.

CITY OF PORTLAND - One of the maps showing the locations of many recent arson fires in Portland.Arson investigators are asking the public to help identify those responsible for nearly 100 arson fires in Portland over the past two weeks.

According to the list released by the Portland Police Bureau and Portland Fire & Rescue, most of the fires were set in and near downtown. Suspected causes include fireworks and Molotov cocktails. Targets range from offices to vehicles to portable toilets, piles of debris and dumpsters.

The fires being investigated started on May 29, shortly after repeated anti-police violence protests started following the death of African American George Floyd in the custody of the Minneapolis police.

You can find the list of dates, times and addresses of the fires, along with several maps marking the locations, here

Investigators are asking if anyone has information about these incidents, please call (503) 823-INFO.

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