PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Fire crews responded to the scene of a sub-station fire in Portland Friday evening that knocked out power for thousands of residents nearby, officials said.

Crews were dispatched to the scene along Southeast 60th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street just before 9:30 p.m.

According to Portland General Electric, the fire has led to at least 3,000 customers losing power in the neighborhood. Crews originally estimated power to return at 12:45 a.m.

Portland Fire & Rescue told KOIN 6 News nearby streets were shut down and traffic was diverted.

  • Portland, OR sub-station fire knocks out power for thousands
  • Portland, OR sub-station fire knocks out power for thousands

PF&R added, “we will take a very slow and cautious approach with this type of electrical fire.”

The fire stayed inside of the fenced substation and didn’t spread to any surrounding structures.

No injuries have been reported.

It is not clear what caused the fire.