Fire Reported at KCP&L’s Iatan Power Plant

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WESTON, Mo. — A small fire and explosion rocked the KCP&L’s Iatan coal-fired power plant in Platte County on Wednesday morning.

According to authorities, the explosion and fire occurred on the fourth floor of the power plant, located along the Missouri River just north of Weston.

A spokesperson for the utility says that the plant was evacuated briefly to make sure that everybody was accounted for, but the fire was contained in one specific area and the plant never went off-line.

There were no injuries in the incident. There is no word on the cause of the explosion and fire.

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