SPRINGFIELD, MO. (KSPR) - A fire at the John Twitty Energy Center on the southwest side of the city caused a large Fire Department response about 6 a.m. Monday. The fire was in a 10-foot by 10-foot dust collection system at the power plant.
Joel Alexander, a spokesman for City Utilities of Springfield, says the toughest part was getting to the fire through hatch doors. The fire was fully extinguished by 8 a.m. Alexander said it was probably caused by highly combustible coal.
The dust collection system was back up and running by Monday afternoon.