Explosion Damages Power Generating Station in Cedar Falls
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - No one was injured following an explosion Monday morning, just west of the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls.
The explosion happened at a Cedar Falls Utilities power generating station, located at 2506 West 27th Street, at about 10 a.m. Two utility employees were inside the building when the blast happened, they were examined by paramedics but were not injured.
Cedar Falls Utilities spokeswoman Betty Zeman told KCRG.com that the facility is a back-up generating station that is used during times of peak demand.
Zeman said the explosion happened while works were conducting an annual test at the facility. The facility burns natural gas to produce electricity, the blast likely came from a natural gas build-up, according to Zeman.
An investigation into the explosion is underway.
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