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Shelton firefighters extinguished blaze 3 stories below grade

August 11, 2018 GMT

SHELTON — Firefighters first saw smoke when they responded to a recent call. But the firefighters soon found a fire — three stories below ground level.

Fire units from Shelton’s Echo Hose Hook & Ladder Co. 1 were dispatched tot he Hydro Power Plant at 305 Canal Street on Thursday.

A fire engine was the first unit to get to the scene and reported heavy smoke conditions.

Soon after, once additional firefighters had gotten to the site, fire units found a fire in one of the turbines, officials said. The turbine that had caught fire was three stories below grade — or, ground level.

There were no injuries reported. It was unclear what caused the fire.