City utility works to reconnect power to Alliance Plant after fire


The City Utility Department is working to reconnect power to the Alliance Plant early this morning, March 4, after a fire burned two three-phase risers. The fire began March 3 slightly before noon. Workers installed all new equipment including wiring, a new pole and switchgear. It’s believed that a hard blowing wind caused the fire in a burn bin used to incinerate pallets to extend to pallets stacked up nearby. These pallets were in close proximity to a utility pole, which then caught fire as well.