Fire put out at West Virginia power plant

MAIDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A fire at a West Virginia power plant that prompted a 1-mile evacuation has been extinguished.

Mike Wolfe of the Monongalia County 911 dispatch center said crews Monday were able to vent the methane tank, ending the threat. The tank was among a half dozen at the coal-fired Longview Power Plant in Maidsville, West Virginia.

About 10 homes within the evacuation area were told to leave the area. Residents are now free to return home. The power plant's workers had already been evacuated.

A telephone message left by The Associated Press at the power plant was not immediately returned.

A website for the plant said a 695 MW plant is being built at a cost of $2 billion.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs