Released On: November 18, 2013
All plant employees were evacuated and smoke was seen rising out of the pump generating plant. Response from Reclamation’s Grand Coulee Dam fire department was immediate and the fire is out. Fire departments from Grand Coulee and Electric City also responded in addition to Reclamation fire fighters.
The plant contains six pumps and six pump generators. At the time of the incident, four pumps and five pump generators were undergoing maintenance. The remaining units in the plant were not pumping water into Banks Lake or generating power.
Reclamation will undertake a thorough investigation into the incident.
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