The power plant of the North West Power Station in Northport, Queensland, has shut down after a blaze.
Key points:A total of 11 million litres of fuel have been consumedThe fire is believed to have started at a fuel tankThe fire spread to a second fuel tank and the generatorA number of nearby homes were damagedThe power plant has shut its doors and is being investigated.
The blaze has damaged two of the fuel tanks, but there have been no reports of injuries.
Firefighters from Rockport Power Station, which is also in the area, were able to extinguish the fire.
The fire was brought under control on Friday morning, according to the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service.
The power station’s fuel tanks are being investigated, but the fuel is expected to be recovered on Saturday morning.
“This incident is the result of an improper storage of fuel and we are taking immediate action to ensure that no other damage to the facility or to the community is caused,” said Northport Power Minister Steven O’Sullivan.
“The fire has not been brought under controlled control at this stage.”
Mr O’Sullivans spokesman said the fire was under control, with the fuel remaining on the site.
“We have evacuated the area.
No-one has reported any injuries,” he said.”
All of the power is back on the power station, all of the electrical lines have been restored, all the fuel tank is now empty.”
No-one was injured in the fire, but fire crews have been working at the site in an attempt to extinguishing the blaze.
No-One injured in fire at Northport power station in North Port, Queensland.