No major damage, after a fire at the Merritt Green Energy Project.
Merritt Fire Rescue Department Chief David Tomkinson says a fire in the hog fuel pen at the biomass-fuelled power plant under construction in Merritt was reported yesterday just after 2:30pm.
It took a couple hours for the fire to be fully extinguished, but he confirms no major damage is being reported.
"It burnt for a while, but never really got out of control. It just took some time to completely extinguish all the hot spots. This was the first time we have attended a hog fuel fire at the plant.:
The cause of this fire was deemed to be spontaneous combustion.
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