Fire Breaks Out At Westar Plant

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A fire broke out at the Westar Energy plant in Colwich about 2:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Westar spokesman Nicholas Bundy says the fire started in a malfunctioning transformer, which ignited 15,000 gallons of mineral oil inside.

At one point, flames up to 70 feet high were burning at the plant. A request was made for 2 thousand gallons of foam from McConnell Air Force Base to help fight the fire.

The fire caused some power outages, but most have been restored. No injuries were reported.

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