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Posted on: May 16, 2023

No injuries reported in morning fire at MPW plant


MUSCATINE, Iowa – No injuries were reported during a morning fire at the Muscatine Power & Water Plant, 1700 Dick Drake Way, Tuesday (May 16) morning. The Muscatine Fire Department responded at 7:56 a.m. to a report of a coal fire in a dust collector. The fire was brought under control in 20 minutes, but crews remained on the scene until 10:30 a.m. due to hot spots in the system.

About the Muscatine Fire Department: 

The Muscatine Fire Department provides fire and emergency medical services, rescues (high angle, rope, water, etc.), building inspections, and public education for the City of Muscatine, and the surrounding unincorporated areas of Muscatine County with a combined population of 43,000 across 145 square miles while also providing HAZMAT for Muscatine, Louisa, Washington, Keokuk, and Henry counties. MFD firefighters and paramedics responded to 5,909 calls in 2022. The Muscatine Fire Department began as a volunteer fire company on January 7, 1875 and was established as a full-time department in January 1916. The Muscatine Fire Department ambulance service received the 2012 Career Ambulance service of the Year Award from Iowa Emergency Medical Services.

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