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Report: Fire at Kleen Energy Plant Under Control

A fire broke out in a turbine house early Wednesday morning, resulting in a coordinated response from Middletown firefighters, nearby departments and state officials.

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Officials are heralding the quick response of Middletown's firefighters in extinguishing a fire that broke out at the Kleen Energy plant Wednesday morning.

According to NBC Connecticut, the fire started in a turbine house just after 7 a.m. and was under control by 8:15 a.m.

No injuries have been reported and the plant remained open throughout the incident, officials told NBC CT.

Kleen Energy, located at 1349 River Road, acts as a gas, oil fired and water cooled power plant that sends waste heat from a gas turbine generator to a steam turbine to generate electricity.

The fire reportedly started when coolant leaked and ignited in a turbine house. About 1,000 gallons leaked, according to the Hartford Courant.

Wednesday's fire comes almost four years to the day that six workers were killed and several more injured in an explosion at the plant, on Feb. 7, 2010.

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