Crews respond to power plant fire in Kalaeloa
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Crews respond to power plant fire in Kalaeloa

A fire broke out tonight at a power plant in Kalaeloa.

Eleven units were dispatched to the Kalealoa Co-Generation facility and arrived just before 9 p.m.

It was determined that a fire within the power plant was brought under control by the facility’s fixed fire suppression system prior to the HFD’s arrival. Crews used portable fire extinguishers to extinguish what was left of the fire.

No injuries were reported.

The 208-plus-megawatt power cogeneration plant uses low-sulfur oil, according to its website. The company sells all its electric power to Hawaiian Electric Co., supplying Oahu with 20 percent of its energy needs.

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