Vattenfall’s CHP plant in Copenhagen suffers fire damage

A fire broke out at Vattenfall’s combined heat and power plant in Copenhagen, Denmark on Wednesday.

The fire happened at Vattenfall's 583 MW Amagerværket (Amager) coal-and-biomass-fueled combined heat and power (CHP) station according to The Copenhagen Post.
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As a safety measure, parts of the plant have been evacuated; however, a police official stressed there is no danger to nearby residents of the plant.

Fire fighters remain on the scene to work on removing the wood pellets, but it remains uncertain how long the process will take. According to the article, the fire may continue to burn for several days.

“Our experience is that it can take a long time to fix it,” a police spokesperson was quoted. “It’s a warehouse full of wood pellets and, according to the latest reports, flames have been seen, which means it is actually getting worse.”

In May, The Copenhagen Post also reported an explosion at the Amager power station that injured three workers.

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