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Crews Battling a Transformer fire outside a Georgia Power plant in Cobb County


Crews are still in a fire controlling operations at the Georgia Power Plant on S Cobb Dr. 16 Firefighting apparatus responded to this incident.

Georgia Power has since released a statement explaining that the large plume of smoke is the result of a transformer fire that is contained within the switchyard at Plant McDonough.

It said early Monday that crews responded to a transformer fire at a power plant near Atlanta after early reports of a large explosion at the facility.

There were four explosions total," Shelby Watson said on Twitter. "The first and the strongest shook our home violently."

Multiple reports put the explosions between 11:20 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

"There is no fire inside the plant structure itself," the statement from Georgia power read. "There are no known injuries and the fire department is on-site."

Georgia Power added that the safety of its facilities and employees is a top priority and that it is monitoring the situation.

 No injuries of personnel on scene or responding. 

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