Officials plan to repair a leak on this 120-foot-tall water tower belonging to Rural Water District 3 outside Claremore.
Photographer: Thomas Berger/ KJRH
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UPDATE: Claremore city officials say residents are no longer being asked to conserve water.
A message posted the City of Claremore Government Facebook page reads: As of 12:16 AM, all issues at the water plant were resolved and we are back online. Thank you for your cooperation!
CLAREMORE, Okla. -- A fire at Claremore's water treatment plant Monday shut down the facility, prompting the city to ask citizens to conserve water.
The city of Claremore issued a statement via Facebook just after 9:30 Monday night. According to the post, no one was injured and the fire was contained to a grassy area.
Underground wiring was reportedly damaged in the blaze.
SEE THE POST (http://on.fb.me/ZCY14U)
The city requested residents "shut off all automatic sprinkler systems, refrain from outdoor watering or washing vehicles, unnecessary dish washing or laundry or any other non-essential water use" until repairs are made.
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