No injuries reported in Brandon Shores Power Plant fire

| January 12, 2016 | 1 Comment

Brandon ShoresApproximately 60 firefighters assisted plant workers in extinguishing a coal fire at the Brandon Shores Power Plant Monday afternoon. Just after 4:00 p.m. firefighters responded to the power plant located in the 2000 block of Brandon Shores Road to assist plant workers.

Pulverized coal to be injected into a boiler was burning in the steel piping before the boiler. The concern of plant workers was a potential failure of the thick steel piping due to extreme heat and a potential of damage to other equipment from debris falling through the steel grate floors from the 90-foot level where the coal was burning.

Firefighters supported the Power Plant personnel in their containment and extinguishment efforts. Firefighters assisted with the injection of CO2 & Dry Powder below, above and within the burning pipe. The temperature in the steel pipe was successfully decreased from 1,200 degrees to about 200 degrees.

Additional firefighting crews established a water supply and extended hose lines to multiple levels within the building to be used in the event of a failure of the steel piping.

The situation was brought under control and all fire department units cleared the incident by 7:45 p.m. Mutual aid assistance was provided by Baltimore, Queen Anne’s and Prince George’s Counties, Baltimore City and BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. There were no injuries.

Source: AACoFD

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