Fire causes $1 million in damage at coal-fired power plant

Comanche coal-fired power plant Colorado Xcel Energy fire causes $1 million damage

A fire at Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL)’s coal-fired Comanche power plant last weekend caused around $1 million in damage, according to a report from the Associated Press. The 1,426 MW facility is located in Pueblo, Colo.

The report states a subcontractor was doing welding work on a conveyer belt system used to move coal from trains to storage areas when sparks ignited the coal and coal residue on the belts. A stack of coal also caught on fire after burning pieces of conveyer belt fell on it.

No injuries were reported, and the Pueblo Fire Department said the plant can still generate electricity while the company repairs the damage.

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