Fire at Mississippi Power Plant

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power plant fire protection contractorEscatawpa, Mississippi -- Fire departments responded to a fire at the Mississippi Power Co's Plant Victor Daniel.

Smoke billowed into the sky like a chimney.  Multiple trucks arrived at the scene to fight the fire.

"A piece of equipment [transformer] caught on fire in the switch yard," said Jeff Shepard.

"Everyone on site is accounted for, and there are no injuries.  The fire department is on site working to put the fire out.  We don't anticipate any disruption of service as a result of the incident," Shepard added.

The Escatawpa Power Plant has four generation units:  two fed by coal and two fed by natural gas.