A fire at the Black Dog coal- and gas-fired power plant in Minnesota injured one person and forced 50 others out of the plant.
Firefighters were able to contain the fire and remained on the scene two hours after to watch for flare ups, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Plant owner Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) said the plant’s operations were unaffected. There is reportedly no word on how the fire started, but the workers were allowed back inside. There is also no word on the injured worker, the article said.
The plant was built to burn coal in the 1950s. The Unit 1 boiler/turbine and Unit 2 boiler were replaced with a natural gas-fired combined-cycle unit, the article said. Units 3 and 4 burn both coal and natural gas and are set to be retired in April.
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