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Shop fire extinguished at Dresden Station

Officials: Blaze never presented any danger to public

Published: Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 11:02 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 11:04 a.m. CDT

A fire in the maintenance shop at the Dresden Generating Station, Morris, Sunday, Sept. 30, is still under investigation by MABAS 15 fire investigators, as well as the Illinois State Fire Marshal's Office.

Damage estimates are still undetermined, as well.

The Coal City Fire Protection District was dispatched shortly after 6 p.m. to 6500 N. Dresden Road. Upon their arrival at the power station, smoke was observed coming from the shop with fire suppression efforts underway by Dresden Emergency response personnel.

The fire was extinguished shortly after Coal City Fire arrived.

At no time was there any danger to the public. No injuries were reported and fire crews remained on scene, evacuating smoke from the buildings.

Coal City was assisted by Braidwood, Braceville, Channahon, Elwood, Gardner, Morris and Wilmington fire protection districts, as well as the Grundy Emergency Management Agency and the Grundy County Sheriff's Office.

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