Multiple Fire Departments Respond to Fire At Plainfield Renewable Energy Plant
This article was published on: 01/13/19 7:11 PM by Mike Minarsky
At 6:39 AM on Sunday, January 13, 2019 the Plainfield Fire Company and first-alarm mutual aid departments were dispatched to 12 Millbrook Road, Plainfield Renewable Energy, for an unknown-type fire inside of the structure. Plainfield Renewable Energy is a 37.5 megawatt wood burning electrical generation facility that has been operating since 2013. First arriving crews confirmed an active fire within the building and deployed hose lines initiating an interior attack. Firefighters located and extinguished a 40’x10’x40′ (LxWxH) area of combustible material burning on metal storage racks. Simultaneously, fire crews used ladder trucks to access the roof for ventilation. One employee of Plainfield Renewable Energy was treated on scene for injuries, however refused transport to a hospital. No injuries were incurred to any fire personnel. The incident was deemed under control at 07:53 hours. Griswold Fire Marshal Fred Marzec investigated origin and cause on behalf of the Plainfield Fire Marshal’s Office. Fire companies from Moosup, Central Village, Jewett City and Canterbury assisted Plainfield. All units cleared the scene at 9:13 AM.
Source: Press Release Plainfield Fire Company, Travis Irons, Chief