USA, Maryland: A fire broke out at a power plant in Maryland, just over the Pennsylvania border.

Transformer catches fire at Maryland power plant

USA, Maryland: A fire broke out at a power plant in Maryland, just over the Pennsylvania border.

The incident happened at the Old Dominion Electric Co-Operative facility which is under construction on the 1300 block of Rock Springs Road near Conowingo, reports WGAL.

Officials say a transformer containing over 83,000 litres of mineral oil caught fire inside a fire suppression vessel, sending black smoke billowing into the air.

The facility was evacuated. No one was hurt and officials say there is no hazardous materials threat to the public.

Source: WGAL