Electrical Fire at FL Nuke

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 @ 02:03 PM gHale

There was a fire inside the Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station in Homestead, FL, Saturday, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department officials said.

There was an electrical fire at one of Turkey Point’s non-nuclear plants at 9700 SW 344 St., east of Homestead, next to Biscayne National Park, said officials at Florida Power & Light (FPL).

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The incident didn’t affect customer service or pose an immediate danger to the facility, said FPL spokesman Peter Robbins, of NextEra Energy. 

“The power was shutoff to the area, unit 3, and as with most electrical fires, it cleared itself out,” Robbins said.

One FPL employee suffered a burn on the arm and ended up treated at the plant, Robbins said. The plant itself suffered no major damage from the fire.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue was assisting FPL with an investigation into the cause of the electrical fault, Robbins said. Turkey Point, which operates five power-generating units, is the largest generating station in Florida. 

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