Overnight Explosion at Fuyao Plant in Mt. Zion

Mt Zion Fire officials responded to an explosion at the Fuyao plant (formerly PPG) just after midnight Wednesday.

According to BC Hartwig of the Mt. Zion Fire Protection District, “The explosion was from a large transformer behind the plant and not from the plant itself. There were no injuries from the explosion and resulting arching of the power until it shorted out. Ameren was called and shut of power to the substation and Mt Zion Fire extinguished the oil inside the transformer that was still burning. Power was lost to the plant but their generators allowed the glass to be maintained in the furnaces creating no safety hazard.”

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