According to GCFES public information officer Lt. Colin Rhoden, a 911 caller reported a fire in the area of a methane compressor. By the time firefighters arrived, employees had safely evacuated the building.
"It was found that a belt to a methane compressor in the building failed and the belt had a small fire that was out on fire department arrival," Rhoden said in a released statement. "All methane systems were shut down by fire personnel."
All personnel are now back in service and the plant has resumed operations.
"Methane is a by-product of the treatment procedure and is captured for use, at times at plant for power purposes," Rhoden explained. "Plant administrators assure that there is no hazard at this time."
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