Firefighters battle flames in debris pile at former Brayton Point power plant
SOMERSET, Mass. (WLNE) - A three-alarm fire broke out Tuesday morning at the site of the former Brayton Point power plant.
Crews responded just after 10 a.m. and were met with billowing dark smoke coming from a debris pile.
According to the Somerset Fire Department, Swansea, Fall River, Westport, and Rehoboth fire departments assisted. Firefighters from Dighton covered the Somerset station for most of the morning.
The power plant was shut down in 2017 and was purchased in 2018. Brayton Point LLC is converting the property into a hub for renewable energy.
The facility's cooling towers were demolished in April, and two of the plant's smokestacks were imploded several weeks before.
Since demolition started, there have been four fires at the plant.
A Somerset fire captain said Tuesday's fire was called in by a passing ambulance, not the workers on the scene, and said the department should have been notified of the fire sooner.