At approximately 12:35 p.m., a piece of equipment reportedly failed, leaking lube oil onto the equipment below it. A small fire broke out due to the leak. Muscatine Power and Water employees attempted to put the fire out and were unsuccessful.
The Muscatine Fire Department responded to the scene and the fire was contained.
No injuries were reported, though one MPW employee reported heat exhaustion.
Units 7 and 8 will be running at that time. No disruptions in power are expected for customers.
Olson explained that the company has the ability to purchase addition power from the power grid if the need arises during the repairs.