Electrical fire evacuates Portland apartments

A Portland firefighter walks out 1615 SW Morrison after an electrical fire forced the apartments evacuation, Feb. 6, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
A Portland firefighter walks out 1615 SW Morrison after an electrical fire forced the apartments evacuation, Feb. 6, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — An electrical fire in the basement of a Southwest Portland four-story apartment building was put out after the electricity was turned off.

Residents at the apartment, 1615 SW Morrison, were evacuated to the nearby Hotel Deluxe after management opened their event space to them.

No one was hurt in the fire that caused a slight delay of MAX lines.

The cause of the fire has not been determined, authorities said.

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