Hydro service was cut to several buildings in Waterloo’s university district following an electrical fire.

Firefighters were called to a building on University Avenue between Weber and Regina streets around 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

They discovered an electrical fire, which is believed to have started with tree limbs rubbing on electrical wires.

University Avenue fire

Apartment walls were ripped down by firefighters as they battled the flames and smoke.

While no injuries were reported, a number of students were displaced Thursday afternoon.