No injuries or damage after fire at power plant

by Dennis Brown

There were no injuries or damage after a fire was quickly contained Thursday morning (Sept. 25) at the University of Notre Dame power plant.

The fire began at 8:25 a.m. when hot metal from a steel pipe that was being cut with a torch fell onto a hose connecting the torch to a tank filled with acetylene. Power plant personnel used fire extinguishers to contain the blaze, which was extinguished when the gas in the tank was depleted.

Fire fighters from Notre Dame and Clay Township arrived on the scene quickly, but the fire was out when they reached the plant.
The fire was in a part of the plant that currently is inactive while workers renovate equipment.

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