Fire shuts down Gypsum biomass plant

13th December, 2014 by

By Randy Wyrick

GYPSUM — A conveyer carrying wood chips into a biomass power plant apparently sparked a pre-dawn fire Saturday that rallied firefighter crews from as far away as Rifle. The fire broke out around 4 a.m., according to neighbors who watched the blaze. Firefighters contained the damage to the conveyor belts, while much of the building’s exterior was undamaged. Huge piles of wood chips were undisturbed by the fire, thanks to quick work by firefighters who came from every agency in Eagle County, as well as Glenwood Springs and Rifle, said Justin Kirkland, Gypsum fire chief, whose crews were first on …

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