Newton Power Plant Fire

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power plant fire protectionEffingham, IL -- Firefighters have reported an overnight fire at the Newton Power Plant.

The fire was reported at 3:30am.  Firefighters from Noble-Wakefield, Dieterich, Montrose, Effingham, and Teuropolis responded. 

Dynergy stated that a portable building acting as headquarters to an on-site construction crews caught fire.  They believe it was due to a faulty air conditioner.  The construction crew is on-site to install a scrubber at the plant.

No one was injured and the fire did not reach the plant.