Fire at Iron Range Power Plant Causes $70k in Damages

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Duluth, MN -- A fire at the Iron Range power plant has caused $70,000 in damages.

The fire started on a five-story conveyor belt, according to the Hibbing Fire Department.  When the fire crew arrived, they found fire on the top of the belt that carries wood chips to be burned to generate steam.

No one was injured and firefighters were able to knock out the fire with a deck gun and hand line.  They remained on the scene to monitor for hot spots.

The official cause of the fire is a bearing failure on the belt.  The belt sustained water, smoke, and fire damage. 

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