KENT - Firefighters responded to Kent State University after a turbine in the power plant caught fire.
It happened at 11 p.m. Thursday. According to Eric Mansfield, Kent State spokesperson, a CO2 system contained the fire within the turbine until firefighters arrived at the scene. Eight fire departments responded to the fire.
There were two people inside of the building at the time of the fire, both of them made it out safely.
Two academic buildings in the vicinity were evacuated just as a safety precaution. There are no injuries to report. Those evacuation orders have been lifted.
Mansfield also said that since there are two turbines and only one of them caught fire the University's power is still on and classes will continue as regularly scheduled.
However, streets near the South end of campus where the power plant is will be closed for several hours.
Our crew on scene says that firefighters and maintenance are still active at the scene.
The cause of the fire is not known at this time. For more details check back later at Newsnet5.com.
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