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Oct 6, 2010 1:14 PM

Nevada solar plant spared in fire, official says

LAS VEGAS (AP) A company executive says a natural gas plant was damaged but a solar plant was spared in a two-alarm fire at an electricity production facility east of Las Vegas.

Scott Crider of Sempra Generation in San Diego said Wednesday that workers were still cleaning up after the Tuesday morning blaze in a cooling tower at the gas-fired 480-megawatt Eldorado Energy station.

Crider says the company also operates an adjacent 10-megawatt solar plant and is building another solar plant off U.S. 95 in the Eldorado Valley of Boulder City.

No one was hurt in the fire. Boulder City and Henderson firefighters doused flames.

Crider says the gas plant had been shut down for routine maintenance. He said the cause of the fire was being determined.


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