Conveyor Fire Breaks Out at N.H. Biomass Energy Plant

April 12, 2017

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Conveyor Fire Breaks Out at N.H. Biomass Energy Plant
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Firefighters stopped a fire that broke out Tuesday in a conveyor system at the Springfield Power biomass plant in Springfield, N.H. before the flames reached a silo containing wood pellets, local television news station WMUR reported.

“It was actually in the conveyor that goes up to feed the boiler, so it was all contained to that, so there was no threat there,” Springfield Fire Chief Pete Lacaillade told WMUR. “It was the heat and the warm temperatures that was rough on the guys.”

The fire was discovered on the fifth flood of the facility, the report said. No serious injuries occurred, but some firefighters suffered from heat exhaustion.

Fire crews responded at about 4 p.m., with neighboring fire departments also reporting to the scene, according to the West Lebanon Valley Newscoverage.

The plant’s manager, Chuck Theall, told the Valley News that the plant received only minimal damage and would be operational again.

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