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Small fire at Duke Energy plant in Darlington County

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Duke Energy personnel notified emergency responders of a fire Tuesday morning at one of the units at its Darlington Station, according to Ryan Mosier with Duke Energy South Carolina Corporate Communications.

Darlington County Fire District responded just after 8 a.m. Responders were quickly on scene and able to limit the spread of the fire, according to a news release..

ABC 15 was told the small fire was in a gas turbine generator.

Mosier said there was no impact to the public or injuries to employees as a result of this incident.

Responders from the Darlington County Fire District stations in Byrdtown, Lydia, and Pine Ridge were called to the fire this morning. A Darlington County EMS unit was also called to stand by in case of injury at the incident. On their arrival, firefighters found one unit burning. They were able to extinguish the fire without it spreading beyond the original unit, thus limiting any further damages. All responders safely cleared from the scene by 10:30am.

Mosier added other units at this site continue to operate safely.

According to Duke Energy Corporate Communications representative Kim Crawford, “Duke Energy personnel notified emergency responders of a fire this morning at one of the units at its Darlington Station. There was no impact to the public or injuries to employees as a result of this incident. Other units at this site continue to operate safely.”

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