CT Power Plant Fire Under Control

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 @ 02:09 PM gHale

There was a fire at a Middletown, Connecticut, power plant that was the site of an explosion in 2010 that killed six workers.

The blaze at the Kleen Energy Plant in Middletown was reported just after 5 a.m. Tuesday.

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The fire at the natural gas-fired plant was inside the wall in insulation and not near any gas lines, said Mayor Dan Drew who said he spoke with District Chief Mike Howley.

The fire was in the foam insulation inside the wall by a turbine exhaust, Howley said. Firefighters had to cut open the walls and a ceiling to access it.

The plant was closed while crews battled the fire, which officials believe started as an electrical fire.

There were no reports of injuries and the cause remains under investigation.



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