WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A fire that burned for more than four hours at a Westar Energy plant apparently began when a large transformer malfunctioned.
No injuries were reported after the fire Wednesday morning at the plant just east of Colwich.
The Wichita Eagle reports more than 20 fire trucks were sent to the plant northwest of Wichita. The fire burned for more than four hours before fire crews were released from the scene. Foam trucks from McConnell Air Force Base were used to help put out the fire
Westar spokesman Nick Bundy says mineral oil used to cool the transformer caught on fire. Two employees at the plant called 911. Bundy says the fire caused no power outages or evacuations.
Bundy says no damage estimate was available yet.