KOIN on low-power after fire

A TVF&R firefighter responds to a fire that knocked KOIN, KATU and KRCW off the air, Feb. 10, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
A TVF&R firefighter responds to a fire that knocked KOIN, KATU and KRCW off the air, Feb. 10, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

TUALATIN, Ore. (KOIN) — A fire in an electrical room in a building in Tualatin spread to transformer lines and knocked KOIN off the air for a brief time Monday afternoon.

The fire at 5516 SW Barnes Road began around 12:30 p.m. Crews arrived and doused it quickly.

Along with KOIN, KATU and KRCW were also knocked off the air.

Engineers are working to have the signal back soon. Over-the-air and satellite signals were affected, cable was not. Over -the-air and satellite service was partially restored by 1:37 p.m., although it was operating on low power, so viewers who are located farther away from the transmitter site may not be getting the signal.

Engineers are working on the issue. There was no estimation on when it would be fully restored.

KOIN 6 News will have more information as soon as possible.

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