PORTLAND, OR – A food cart exploded and caught fire in downtown Portland on Wednesday afternoon.

Two food carts were completely destroyed and 10 cars in a nearby parking lot were damaged by the explosion, which happened at 3:12 p.m. at SW 1st Avenue and SW Columbia Street. Several people suffered minor injuries, but nobody was seriously injured, fire officials said.

The fire started because food cart operators were fueling a generator with gasoline and gas vapors found an ignition source, according to fire officials.

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