Partly Cloudy77° FULL FORECASTPartly Cloudy77° FULL FORECAST
Make us your home page

Fire breaks out at Duke Energy plant

An overnight fire at Duke Energy's Weedon Island facility left three transformers disabled.

The fire was reported just after midnight Monday and began in one of the plant's transformers, according to Bay News 9. Two other transformers were shut down for safety, and a smaller fire began in a wind turbine when embers from the first fire were sucked inside.

No injuries were reported and no outages were caused by the blaze, Bay News 9 reported. Crews from St. Petersburg Fire Rescue remained on scene about 7 a.m. Monday.

Fire breaks out at Duke Energy plant 04/21/14 [Last modified: Monday, April 21, 2014 8:02am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2015 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours