Firefighters respond to small fire at the University of Missouri Power Plant

POSTED: 12:42 PM CDT Jul 10, 2013    UPDATED: 07:05 PM CDT Jul 10, 2013 
COLUMBIA, Mo. -

Firefighters extinguished a small fire at the University of Missouri Power Plant Wednesday morning.

Around 7 a.m., the Columbia Fire Department responded to the plant off Fifth Street for a report of a fire.

Firefighters found a small fire in the west ash collection silo. Crews shut down airflow to the silo and the fire burned itself out.

After an investigation, Assistant Fire Marshal Jim Pasley determined a hot ember had made its way into the ash collection silo, setting the paper air filters on fire.

The only damage was to ash collection bags and officials say there were no injuries.