Food truck catches fire in downtown Portland

Two food trucks caught fire at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, in downtown Portland when an employee attempted to fill a running generator with gasoline. Portland State student Heath Renfrow witnessed the explosion on the east side of the Willamette River.

“I watched the smoke for less than a minute, and then heard the explosion,” Renfrow stated. “It was a loud, deep, but muffled explosion sound.” The explosion, caused by two propane tanks, destroyed both Lai Thai and The Greek Gods Gyro food trucks. Only two individuals received minor injuries.​