Fire at Southern Power, No Direct Cause Determined

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Fire at Southern Power, No Immediate Cause Known | F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems

Atlanta, GA -- A transformer fire ignited at the Southern Power Plant in Georgia, causing multiple fire departments to report to the scene. 

The fire started in a transformer and ignited subsequent oil fires.  When fire crews arrived, they immediately called a second alarm.  Hazardous materials units were also sent to the fire.  

The transformer malfunctioned, which ignited the fire, according to Rowan Emergency Services Fire Division Fire Chief Deborah Horne.  The main issue in the fire was the mineral oil inside the transformer.

Plant employees first saw the fire and extinguished the fire shortly before midnight.  No one was injured.

"The entire plant was taken offline as a precaution when the fire occurred, and the facility remains offline in a safe condition as we invetigate the cause," Knight said. 

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