Fire Sparks in Coal Silo at Longview Power Plant

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A fire started in a coal silo at Longview Power in Monongalia County on Tuesday night.

Volunteer firefighters from Granville responded.  No one was hurt and the plant continued operating while firefighters worked toward fighting the fire.

Longview Power spokesperson Charlie Huguenard commended the quick action taken by firefighters in suppressing the coal silo fire.

Huguenard said the fire is an unusual event, but something power plants look out for.  Operations resumed as normal on Wednesday.