No injuries reported in explosion and fire at DTE Energy facility in East China Township
6:56 PM, Aug 11, 2016
11:26 PM, Aug 11, 2016
EAST CHINA, Mich. (WXYZ) - 7 Action News has learned that there has been an explosion at a DTE Energy facility in East China Township.
The Marine City Fire Chief says the facility is the main DTE plant. The plant is on fire and crews are working to put out the flames.
DTE has issued the following statement on the situation:
A generation unit at the St Clair Power Plant electrical generation unit has caught fire. Employees were evacuated immediately and safely. At this time, there are no known injuries at the facility. St Clair and Marine City first responders are on site and are working to contain the fire. DTE successfully invoked its emergency plant procedures and shut down all other units at the site.
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