Ames Power Plant Fire Kept in Check by Fire Sprinklers

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Ames Power Plant Fire Kept in Check by Fire Sprinklers | F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems

Ames, IA -- A fire broke out at the Ames Power Plant on Tuesday morning, but was easily kept in check by fire sprinklers and the fire department.

The fire started in a unit that houses garbage that is set to be burned at the plant.

One plant worker had minor injuries and was taken to the Mary Greeley Medical Center.

Deputy Fire Chief Richard Higgins said the standpipe that was installed to the top of the unit was a major factor in extinguishing the fire.  Plant workers are removing some garbage from the unit to make sure that the fire is completely extinguished.

In the past, fires have burned for several days. 

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