Small Fire Breaks Out at Power Plant

Posted: Jul 10, 2013 9:16 AM by KOMU 8 Staff
Updated: Jul 10, 2013 11:05 AM

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COLUMBIA - A small fire broke out at the University of Missouri power plant Wednesday morning.

Firefighters with the Columbia Fire Department arrived at 417 S. 5th Street Wednesday morning to find a small fire in an ash collector at the plant.

Firefighters said the fire burned itself out. Assistant Fire Marshal Jim Pasley investigated the fire and determined a hot ember making its way into the ash collector caused the fire.

The department reported no injuries and said the only damage from the incident was to the ash collection bags.

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