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Close Call at Red Hills Industrial Power Plant Near Ackerman

ACKERMAN, Miss. (WCBI) — A fire reportedly broke out at the Red Hills Industrial Power Plant at about 7:30 p.m. Monday approximately 6 miles north of Ackerman, just west of Highway 9.

Authorities told WCBI five fire departments responded to the incident. Fire officials put volunteer firefighters from surrounding areas were on the scene, simply as a precautionary measure.

WCBI learned that a piece of machinery over heated, but no damage has been reported at the time of this posting. Red Hills Ecoplex uses lignite to produce power.