EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSMASON COUNTY FIRE
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Officials Say Two-Alarm Fire Won't Affect Plant's Operations
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Reported: Jan. 16, 2013 5:58 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 17, 2013 10:42 AM EST
New Haven , Mason County , West Virginia
Appalachian Power said a fire at its power plant in Mason County won't affect the facility's operations.
Appalachian Power spokeswoman Jeri Matheney said the fire occurred in an unused area of the Mountaineer Plant that's being demolished.
Matheney told The Point Pleasant Register that a 75-foot tall fiberglass tank caught fire as a demolition crew was working about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. No one was injured. She said the tank was empty. An investigation is under way to determine why the tank ignited.
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A two-alarm fire was reported Wednesday at the Mountaineer Power plant outside New Haven in Mason County.
Eyewitness News was told that fiberglass material was on fire, and it was putting out a lot of black smoke.
The fire broke out about 5 p.m., and the blaze was located in a non-working area of the plant that is being torn down.
Eyewitness News was told there was no immediate danger to the public.
The New Haven and Mason County Fire Departments were at the scene.
Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for more developments on this story.
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