Power Plant Shut Down from Fire, Could See Partial Operation by Christmas

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power plant fire protectionBeulah, ND -- A coal-fired power plant in North Carolina - Coyote Station - experienced a serious fire that did severe damage to the plant on December 4.  The plant is hoping to partially re-open by Christmas.

The fire was started when a mechanical failure led to a fire.  The damage reached the 90 foot ceiling.  Judging from the damage, Brad Zimmerman, Plant Manager said, "It had to be a really big - an astounding - event."

The 81 plant employees are putting in overtime working with specialists to get the plant up and running again.  They believe it will be months before the plant will be at full capacity.

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