Firefighters douse fire at SRP power plant

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GILBERT, Ariz. -- Three firefighters were taken to the hospital Monday as a precaution after they came in contact with oil while fighting a small fire at Salt River Project's power plant in Gilbert.

SRP officials tell KNXV (http://bit.ly/15vbf2m) that the fire started just before 8 a.m. when a hydraulic line became detached and sprayed oil on some nearby pipes. The hot pipes then started to smoke.

A Gilbert fire official says firefighters got oil on their hands and their gear. They were taken to a nearby hospital to be evaluated.

SRP says there was little damage done to the plant, and service was not disrupted as a result of the fire.

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