No injuries in small fire at MU Power Plant

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 | 11:50 a.m. CDT; updated 8:58 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 10, 2013

COLUMBIA — A small fire occurred in the west ash collection silo of the MU Power Plant on Wednesday morning, according to a Columbia Fire Department news release. 

Members of the Columbia Fire Department arrived five minutes after being dispatched at 7:06 a.m., and found the fire had burned out due to lack of airflow. The airflow within the silo had been shut down by Power Plant employees.

The fire resulted from a hot ember that came into contact with the ash collection silo and caused the paper filters inside the silo to catch on fire, according to the release. No injuries were reported.

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