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Fire reported at Mountaineer Power Plant in Mason County

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Crews were called to the Mountaineer Power plant in Mason County after reports of a fire.

People nearby reported hearing an explosion and seeing a very large column of dark smoke.

The New Haven and Mason County Fire Departments responded to the scene.

It came in at around 5 p.m. Dispatchers said that some materials caught fire at the plant near New Haven. They said crews had contained the fire and there was no risk to the public.

Dispatchers said the fire started in an area of the plant that is no longer in operation and is being dismantled. A person familiar with the plant layout described it as the carbon capture unit.

The New Haven and Mason County Fire Departments responded to the scene.