Firefighters battle fire at co-generation plant

The plant was shut down after the fire broke out Tuesday

By Elaine M. Avallone
Carthage Republican Tribune

CARTHAGE, N.Y. — The cogeneration plant on West End Avenue has been shut down following a fire which broke out Tuesday morning.

Daniel Hucko, director of media for Iberdrola USA of which Carthage Energy LLC, 701 West End Ave., is a subsidiary, said the fire is still under investigation. He said the six full-time and one part-time employees are "still employed and still will be." Mr. Hucko said they are currently helping with the clean up and investigation. The company representative said there was heat, fire and water damage in the area where the fire broke out. It is unknown at this time when the plant will be back up and running.

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