Photos: Vault fire causes downtown power outage

An underground fire caused 2,000 customers to lose power

A vault fire caused a power outage in downtown Portland, May 23 2017. (Pacific Power)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – About 2000 Pacific Power customers in downtown and the Pearl District may be without power until late Tuesday after an underground electrical fire.

The fire is out but power outages are still affecting residents and businesses and impacting traffic.

The affected area covers much of the western part of downtown Portland, roughly from NW Davis St on the north to SW Jefferson St on the south; from I-405 on the west to SW Broadway on the east.