Fire Destroys Cooling Tower

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cooling tower fire protectionKenya -- The KenGen Olkaria plant's cooling tower burst into flames during maintenance and was completely destroyed.

Operation at the 5-mw generator was haulted as the fire completely destroyed the cooling tower.  

Sources say that men were doing maintenance on the cooling tower when it burst into flames.  The workers were able to flee unhurt.  The workers were welding, and that is what is believed to have sparked the fire.