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No One Hurt in Fire at Laramie River Station

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) —  Nobody was hurt in a fire at a power plant near Wheatland. Platte County officials say sheriff’s dispatchers got a report around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday of people trapped in a roof collapse at the Laramie River Station.The initial report of people trapped turned out to be untrue and the fire was extinguished within a few hours.Bismarck, N.D.-based Basin Electric Power Cooperative is the operating agent of the Laramie River Station, a 1,700-megawatt, coal-fired power plant. Five other utilities are partners.Basin Electric spokesman Daryl Hill says the fire broke out in a surge bin, a container that collects coal from conveyor belts. Hill says all employees are accounted for.He says the cause of the fire is being investigated.

 

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