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: Sen. Klobuchar Pushing To Help Modernize Minnesota National Guard's Fleet
One power plant employee was hospitalized. Their condition is not known.READ MORE: First-Ever St. Paul 'Qeej Festival' Highlights Hmong Musical Instrument
The evacuated employees later returned to the plant, which is still operational.MORE NEWS: Northside Seed & Plant Distribution Gives Residents Tools To Grow Own Food
The cause of the fire is under investigation.