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Appalachian Power: Fire won't affect W.Va. plant's operations

NEW HAVEN, W.Va. -- Appalachian Power says a fire at its power plant in Mason County won't affect the facility's operations.

Appalachian Power spokeswoman Jeri Matheney says the fire occurred in an unused area of the Mountaineer Plant that's being demolished.

Matheney tells The Point Pleasant Register that a 75-foot tall fiberglass tank caught fire as a demolition crew was working at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. No one was injured.

She says the tank was empty. An investigation is underway to determine why the tank ignited.


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