At approximately 2:30 p.m. MT, a fire occurred at the Missouri Basin Power Project’s Laramie River Station (Wheatland, Wyo.) coal surge bin. The Wheatland fire department was called and responded immediately. No injuries were reported, and all employees and contractors are accounted for.
The cause and damages are being investigated. The fire has been extinguished. Unit 1 was shut down, Unit 2 is currently offline for a planned outage, and Unit 3 is still operating.
An investigation team will be on site tomorrow. Basin Electric is a part-owner and operator of the Laramie River Station.