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City of Stafford – Power Plant Fire

September 2, 2011

Firefighters were dispatched to a fire at the City of Stafford power plant at 5:15 pm this evening.

Workers reported smelling smoke and then hearing a loud “popping” noise. Almost simultaneously an audible alarm sounded.

When the workers investigated the area of smoke they found an oil fuel mixture fire shooting out from the side of the east power plant motor – one of five motors that are approximately 12′ high and 30′ long.

Two workers grabbed fire extinguishers and fought the fire until firefighters arrived. Both workers were transported to Stafford Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The fire caused heavy damage to the generator motor, the interior of the power plant, and to adjoining offices. The last firefighters left the scene at approximately 8 pm.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Phyllis Hager permalink
    September 2, 2011 4:58 pm

    Here in Stafford we are so fortunate to have a great City Crew and Local Firemen, without them our loss here could have been far worse. We greatly appreciate all that they do, they go far beyound what any of us realize. We are so lucky that no one was badly hurt in this accident, thanks to the quick reactions of a great City Crew and Local Firemen.

    Thanks a bunch.
    Phyllis Hager

  2. September 2, 2011 5:40 pm

    Yesterday’s fire was a great example of what I was trying to explain to the City of Stafford Council members a while back – the value of having City workers double as your firefighters.

    The fight on this fire began immediately with the City workers – aka firefighters. And, the fire department arrived seconds later.

    I will guarantee the citizens of Stafford that what they saw yesterday could be matched by few fire departments in the entire United States.

    And certainly couldn’t be topped.

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