Fire spread fast through a carport at the Canyon Park Apartments in Beaverton Sunday night.
Five cars were damaged by the fire. Most of the cars were destroyed.
Within four minutes, crews from Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue arrived and began aggressively fighting the fire. They were able to extinguish the burning carport and keep the fire from spreading to nearby apartments.
Preliminary reports indicate that the fire started in a trash dumpster. Investigators think it was intentionally set. The case has been turned over to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.