No injuries reported in Wheatland power plant fire

2013-05-14T18:52:00Z 2013-05-14T20:51:04Z No injuries reported in Wheatland power plant fireCasper Star-Tribune The Billings Gazette
May 14, 2013 6:52 pm  • 

No one was injured in a fire Tuesday at the Basin Electric-owned Laramie River Station power plant in Wheatland, according to the Platte County Sheriff’s Office.

The fire started at 2:30 p.m. and firefighters were still trying to extinguish the blaze early Tuesday evening.

The fire erupted after a surge bin ruptured, according to the sheriff's office. The Sheriff's Office said early reports that the power plant’s roof collapsed and people were stuck inside were untrue.

The Wheatland Volunteer Fire Department, the Eastern Wyoming Ambulance Service and the Sheriff’s Office were all on the scene.

Basin Electric spokesman Daryl Hill said the company didn't know how much damage was done to the plant, but a team from Basin's Bismarck, N.D., headquarters plans to travel to Wheatland on Wednesday to assess the damage.

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