Fires were reported in two separate power plants Tuesday, with incidents in both Wyoming and Michigan. Neither fire led to injuries.
The Associated Press reported there was a fire at the coal-fired Laramie River Station near Wheatland, Wyo. Despite initial reports of people trapped in a roof collapse, that turned out to be untrue and the fire was put out within a few hours.
Basin Electric Power Cooperative operates the 1,700 MW plant. A spokesman for the company said the fire broke out in a surge bin, which collects coal from conveyer belts, told the Associated Press the cause of the fire is being investigated.
There were also no injuries in a roof fire at the coal-fired Presque Isle power plant in Marquette, Mich., according to a report from UpperMichigansSource.com. The 431 MW plant is owned by We Energies.
The report states the fire was confined to a diesel exhaust ventilator being used to vacate air from the building in support of an asbestos abatement operation, and firefighters were decontaminated at the scene because of potential asbestos contamination.
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