W. VA Power Plant Fire Under Control

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coal-fired power plant fire protectionMorgantown, WV -- A methane gas fire at the Longview Power Plant is now snuffed out.

Emergency crews were called to the scene at 2pm yesterday and evacuated anyone within a 1 mile radius of the coal-fired power plant.  One of six tanks caught fire.  The tank did not explode.

The fire was under control within two hours.  There were no reports of injuries and everyone evacuated safely.