Fire Damages Solar Power Plant

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solar power plant fire protectionArizona -- A solar-thermal power generating station at Gila Bend experienced a fire Wednesday night.  The plant is back online today.

The blaze sparked in a pump room at the largest solar-thermal power generating station in the United States, Solana Power Plant.  The GM of US Operations, Fred Redell said the fire resulted in very minor damage and no injuries.

"Our procedures worked very well, everybody did exactly what they were supposed to do.  The assistance from local authorities was perfect and we hope not to have any more incidents like this," said Redell.