COLUMBIA — A fire was reported around 9:40 a.m. Wednesday at the MU Power Plant located on Stewart Road.*
The Power Plant was having some repairs done on one of the upper areas. A canvas set up to prevent debris from hitting workers below caught fire, according to Columbia Fire Department Battalion Chief James Weaver.
"Work was going on at the plant to replace the center platform and during the process the canvas caught some fire," Weaver said.
He said water extinguishers were used to put out the fire and no one was injured.
How the canvas caught on fire was not immediately known and is under investigation.