Fire at John Sevier plant said under control

Fire at John Sevier plant said under control

July 1st, 2012 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

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.