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Fire Won't Affect Power Plant's Operations

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 5:02am

NEW HAVEN, W.Va. (AP) — Appalachian Power says a fire at its power plant in Mason County won't affect the facility's operations.

Appalachian Power spokeswoman Jeri Matheney says the fire occurred in an unused area of the MountaineerPlant that's being demolished.

Matheney tells The Point Pleasant Register (http://bit.ly/ZZ0u6J ) that a 75-foot tall fiberglass tank caught fireas a demolition crew was working around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. No one was injured.

She says the tank was empty. An investigation is under way to determine why the tank ignited.

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Information from: Point Pleasant Register, http://www.mydailyregister.com

 

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