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Bin and Conveyor Catch on Fire at Wisconsin Power Plant

August 2, 2018
A sign marking an entrance to the Xcel Energy facility in La Crosse, WI. Image courtesy of Google Maps
A sign marking an entrance to the Xcel Energy facility in La Crosse, WI. Image courtesy of Google Maps

Fire personnel responded to a fire at a La Crosse, WI energy plant early Tuesday morning and remained on scene for several hours battling the flames, several local news organizations reported.

Called to the Xcel Energy facility at about 3 a.m., members of the La Crosse Fire Department discovered a containment bin ablaze, according a reportby television news station WKBT. Firefighters contained the fire to the bin and a conveyor system. 

“There as minor damage, no one was hurt and there was no interruption of service to customers,” Xcel Energy spokesperson Lisa Kiava said to WKBT. The company said it is looking into the cause of the fire. 

Officials said no injuries were logged during the incident. Battalion Chief David Snow told local ABC News affiliate WXOW that the conveyor belt and containment vessel were moderately damaged during the incident.

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