MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — One Xcel Energy employee was injured and 50 were evacuated after a fire at the Black Dog Generating Station in Burnsville Monday morning, according to Xcel Energy.
The flames were reported at 7:30 a.m. coming from the plant’s Unit 4 coal bunker, and nearly 60 firefighters worked for hours to contain them in the four-story structure.READ MORE: Alec Baldwin Fired Prop Gun That Killed Cinematographer, Injured Director On Movie Set (CBS News)
One power plant employee was hospitalized. Their condition is not known.READ MORE: 3 People Shot In Separate Minneapolis Shootings Thursday Night
The evacuated employees later returned to the plant, which is still operational.MORE NEWS: Data Show COVID Cases In Minnesota Schools Have Declined, But Experts Still Watching For Long-Term Trends
The cause of the fire is under investigation.