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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,┬ájust 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.