Fire near Swinging Bridge generating plant

Swinging Bridge power plants. Neither building was affected by the fire.

FORESTBURG – Fire in a transformer being transported at the Swinging Bridge electric generating plant brought out firefighters and hazmat agencies Wednesday afternoon.

The hydro-electric facility and generator sub-station building were not involved or damaged, said Sullivan County Spokesman Dan Hust.

Lumberland and Forestburg fire departments were on the scene with no release of toxic materials detected and no evidence of any environmental issues as a result, he said.

A spokeswoman for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the licensing agency for power plants, said they were notified of the incident by facility operator, Eagle Creek, which will file a report with FERC.

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