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A three-alarm fire at Martin Drake Power Plant this morning sent huge plumes of smoke over Colorado Springs. The fire was reported at 9:45am.
At 10am, flames were visible on the southern side of the building and smoke was visible in downtown Colorado Springs.
Firefighters reported that all plant employees were out of the plant. A three block voluntary evacuation also took place.
The fire disrupted power for 10,000 businesses and residences.
The fire was prompted by an undisclosed incident.