CHOUTEAU, Okla — Update:
According to the Grand River Dam Authority a fire broke out earlier this evening on the exterior of its combined cycle natural gas generating unit (Unit 3) at the Grand River Energy Center near Chouteau.
GRDA says the fire has since been contained and GRDA confirms that all personnel are accounted for and all are believed at this time to be uninjured.
“It is important to note that the fire that occurred just outside of our Unit 3 on Tuesday night did not cause any injuries or disrupt our ability to deliver electricity to our customers. As soon as we can enter the area, we will begin a full assessment as to the cause of the fire and the extent of any damage. GRDA also wants to thank all the area fire departments and emergency response personnel who responded to the scene. This assessment is an ongoing process, and we have no other details at this time.”
According to GRDA, no customers in the MidAmerica Industrial Park or elsewhere were impacted by the fire. GRDA will be conducting a full assessment of the fire's origin and the scope of any damage to Unit 3, but this will not be known until the unit becomes safe to enter.
According to GRDA, the power plant has caught fire near Chouteau. GRDA says there were no injuries.
According to GRDA, this did not affect GRDA’S ability to supply electricity to customers.
GRDA says the cause and extent of the damage is unknown at this time.
We will update this story as we learn more.
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