East China Township, MI -- Fire crews had to work overnight to contain a fire at the St. Clair Coal-fired Power Plant in Michigan.
"Employees were evacuated immediately and safely. At this time, there are no known injuries at the facility. DTE successfully invoked its emergency plant procedures and shut down all other units at the site," DTE Energy said in a statement. No one was injured in the fire.
The smoke billowed in the sky, but didn't cause any harm to nearby residents. No residential evacuations were needed. However, residents were alerted to the fire because of a loud noise coming from the plant. "They blow the stacks occasionally, but this was unusually loud," said Mary Buselepp, a nearby resident.
The coal-fired units that caught fire were set to be shut down within the next 7 years.
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