published Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Fire at John Sevier plant said under control

A fire that broke out at a Tennessee Valley Authority power plant in Hawkins County on Friday night was still smoldering Saturday afternoon, WBIR-TV in Knoxville reported.

According to the station, the fire started around 8 p.m. at TVA's John Sevier Fossil Plant in Rogersville when oil in a metal container ignited.

When the fire broke out, Units 1 and 2 switched off, which is what they are designed to do.

Power outages were reported after the fire, but officials said power has since been restored to call customers.

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