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Fire Sparks in Coal Silo at Longview Power Plant

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A fire started in a coal silo at Longview Power in Monongalia County late Tuesday night, according to a plant spokesperson.

Volunteer firefighters from Granville and other local departments quickly responded to the plant in Maidsville shortly before 10:30 p.m.

No one was hurt and the plant kept operating while crews fought the fire, according to Longview spokesperson Charlie Huguenard.

Huguenard commended the quick and effective measures taken by firefighters in suppressing the coal silo fire.

Huguenard said such a fire is "unusual" but also something power plants "look out for." He also said operations resumed normally on Wednesday.

The plant officials and Granville firefighters are investigating.

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