Crews respond to fire in switchyard of Georgia power plant

[Source NBC News]

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) – A Georgia utility company says crews are responding to a transformer fire at a power plant outside Atlanta.

Georgia Power says in a statement that the fire was contained and is nearly completely extinguished.

The statement also notes that the exact cause of the fire is unknown, but it is believed to be the result of an equipment failure related to a transformer.

The fire is limited to the switchyard at Plant Bowen and there is no fire inside the plant structure. The company says there are no known injuries.

The plant is located about 55 miles (88.51 kilometers) northwest of Atlanta. The company says Plant Bowen is the ninth-largest power plant in the U.S.

No customer power outages resulted from this incident.


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