Hot Spots Popping Up at Site of Grayling Plant Fire

One day after the Grayling Generating Station had a fire, crews are still fighting hot spots. 

The pop up fires are an issue on the waste wood piles at the plant. The plant uses the wood waste as fuel to make electricity.

Crews are watching for the pop up fires and trying to extinguish them quickly to keep them from spreading, but the dry weather conditions are fueling the fires.

The plant manager believes a spark from a bulldozer at the facility started the initial fire on Sunday afternoon.

Several departments were called in to assist in putting the fire out, including a water dropping plane.

Meantime, the plant manager says steps are being taken to prevent a similar fires from happening in the future.

9&10’s Breelynn Martin and Photojournalist Jacob Johnson spoke with the plant manager.