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UPDATE: Ameren Works to Get Callaway Energy Center Running

Posted: Jul 29, 2013 7:51 PM by Sam Hustis, KOMU 8 Reporter
Updated: Aug 8, 2013 10:44 PM

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FULTON - Today Ameren engineers have been working to clean up the damage done by a small fire on Friday at the Callaway Energy Center.

The fire started when one of the main power cables leading away from the plant shorted. The fire melted equipment and duct work on a building. The plant's on site fire brigade extinguished the fire shortly after it started.

An Ameren spokesperson told KOMU that other energy centers will have no problem producing power to customers.

"Right now we have plenty of power," said Cleveland Reasoner, the Vice President of Engineering at the Callaway Energy Center. "When one plant is taken offline, because it can occur occasionally, another plant can compensate."

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