Crews Use Over 50,000 Gallons Of Water, 400 Gallons Of Foam To Extinguish McGuire Nuclear Plant Fire

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Huntersville Fire officials say they have cleared the McGuire site after containing a fire that broke out early Wednesday morning.

Crews used more than 50,000 gallons of water and 400 gallons of foam, but officials say today’s incident is something they train for annually in partnership with Duke Energy.

Update at 9:45am:

Officials say the fire has been extinguished.  Crews are continuing to flow foam and water to cool the transformer.  No injuries or evacuations have been reported.

Original Story:

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Crews have responded to a transformer fire at McGuire Nuclear Plant.  Officials say the fire is confined to a transformer building on site.

A Twitter post from Huntersville Fire says there is no need for evacuations.  The post asks people to avoid the area for now due to increased traffic related to the fire.

Fire crews are working with Duke and putting foam on the fire.  Two tankers from Huntersville Fire and a tanker from East Lincoln Fire Department are on the scene.