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Fire at Drake Power Plant in downtown Colorado Springs

Fire at Drake Power Plant in downtown Colorado Springs causes power outages and forces building evacuation, May 5, 2014

Dark smoke issues from the Martin Drake Power Plant while a fire burns on the property Monday morning. Photo by Mark Reis

Dark smoke issues from the Martin Drake Power Plant while a fire burns on the property Monday morning. Photo by Mark Reis

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Police on scene at Drake Power Plant. Photo by Andrea Sinclair

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Colorado Springs Fire Department on scene at Drake Power Plant. Photo via CSFD Twitter account

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Fire at Drake Power Plant. Photo submitted by Donald Martinez

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Fire at Drake Power Plant. Photo submitted by Donald Martinez

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Colorado Springs Fire Department on scene at Drake Power Plant. Photo via CSFD Twitter account

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Fire at Drake Power Plant. Photo submitted by Donald Martinez

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Dark smoke issues from the Martin Drake Power Plant while a fire burns on the property Monday morning. Photo submitted by Andrew Froehlich

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Photo by Sean Vigil

Photo by Sean Vigil

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Photo by Sean Vigil

Photo by Sean Vigil

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Photo by Sean Vigil

Photo by Sean Vigil

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Photos submitted by Dwight Haverkorn

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Photos submitted by Dwight Haverkorn

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Photos submitted by Dwight Haverkorn

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Colorado Springs city workers of the Martin Drake Power plant meet in a parking lot on Sahwatch St., a few blocks from the plant after a fire broke out in the plant Monday, May 5, 2014. A three block radius around the plant was evacuated. All employees were accounted for.
Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

Colorado Springs city workers of the Martin Drake Power plant meet in a parking lot on Sahwatch St., a few blocks from the plant after a fire broke out in the plant Monday, May 5, 2014. A three block radius around the plant was evacuated. All employees were accounted for. Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

CAROL LAWRENCE

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Colorado Springs city workers of the Martin Drake Power plant meet in a parking lot on Sahwatch St., a few blocks from the plant after a fire broke out in the plant Monday, May 5, 2014. A three block radius around the plant was evacuated. All employees were accounted for.
Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

Colorado Springs city workers of the Martin Drake Power plant meet in a parking lot on Sahwatch St., a few blocks from the plant after a fire broke out in the plant Monday, May 5, 2014. A three block radius around the plant was evacuated. All employees were accounted for. Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

CAROL LAWRENCE

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Colorado Springs firefighters come down an ladder extended on the east side of the Martin Drake Power plant Monday, May 5, 2014 to fight a fire that was reported shortly after 9:30 a.m.
Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

Colorado Springs firefighters come down an ladder extended on the east side of the Martin Drake Power plant Monday, May 5, 2014 to fight a fire that was reported shortly after 9:30 a.m. Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

CAROL LAWRENCE,THE GAZETTE

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Colorado Springs firefighters climb the exterior of the southeast side of the Martin Drake Power plant Monday, May 5, 2014 to fight a fire that was reported around 9:45 a.m.
Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

Colorado Springs firefighters climb the exterior of the southeast side of the Martin Drake Power plant Monday, May 5, 2014 to fight a fire that was reported around 9:45 a.m. Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

CAROL LAWRENCE

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Colorado Springs city workers of the Martin Drake Power plant meet in a parking lot  on Saw few blocks from the plant after a fire broke out in the plant Monday, May 5, 2014. A three block radius around the plant was evacuated. All employees were accounted for.
Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

Colorado Springs city workers of the Martin Drake Power plant meet in a parking lot on Saw few blocks from the plant after a fire broke out in the plant Monday, May 5, 2014. A three block radius around the plant was evacuated. All employees were accounted for. Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

CAROL LAWRENCE

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Colorado Springs firefighters climb the exterior of the southeast side of the Martin Drake Power plant Monday, May 5, 2014 to fight a fire that was reported around 9:45 a.m.
Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

Colorado Springs firefighters climb the exterior of the southeast side of the Martin Drake Power plant Monday, May 5, 2014 to fight a fire that was reported around 9:45 a.m. Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

CAROL LAWRENCE

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Power Plant fire

Colorado Springs firefighters work at fire at the Martin Drake Power plant Monday afternoon, May 5, 2014. A three block radius of the plant was evacuated until crews were able to contain the four alarm blaze that started around 9:45 a.m. Carol Lawrence,Gazette Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

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Power Plant fire

Colorado Springs firefighters work a fire on the east side of the Martin Drake Power Plant located south of downtown Colorado Springs, Colo., Monday, May 5, 2014. The four alarm fire was reported around 9:45 a.m. Colorado Springs Utilities says 22,000 customers lost power because of the fire are now back in service. Carol Lawrence/The Gazette Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

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Power Plant fire

A coal train passes the Martin Drake Power Plant Monday, May 5, 2014, as fire crews work to put out a four-alarm fire that started earlier in the day, sending huge plumes of black smoke in the air. Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

CAROL LAWRENCE

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Power Plant fire

A firefighter cleans up a fire on the east side of the Martin Drake Power plant Monday afternoon, May 5, 2014. Crews worked through the afternoon to contain hot spots of the morning four alarm blaze. Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

CAROL LAWRENCE

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Power Plant fire

Colorado Springs firefighters work at fire on the upper area of the east side of the Martin Drake Power Plant Monday, May 5, 2014. The four alarm fire bought evacuations of the area. Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

CAROL LAWRENCE

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Power Plant fire

Colorado Springs firefighters work a fire on the east side of the Martin Drake Power Plant located south of downtown Colorado Springs, Colo., Monday, May 5, 2014. The fire was reported around 9:45 a.m. Colorado Springs Utilities says 22,000 customers lost power because of the fire are now back in service. Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

CAROL LAWRENCE

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Power Plant fire

Crews work on the Martin Drake Power Plant fire Monday, May 5, 2014. Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

CAROL LAWRENCE

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Power Plant fire

Colorado Springs firefighters work at fire on the east side of the Martin Drake Power plant located south of downtown Colorado Springs, Colo., Monday, May 5, 2014 The four alarm fire was reported around 9:45 a.m. Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

CAROL LAWRENCE

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Dark smoke issues from the Martin Drake Power Plant while a fire burns on the property Monday morning. Photo by Mark Reis

Dark smoke issues from the Martin Drake Power Plant while a fire burns on the property Monday morning. Photo by Mark Reis

Police on scene at Drake Power Plant. Photo by Andrea Sinclair

Colorado Springs Fire Department on scene at Drake Power Plant. Photo via CSFD Twitter account

Fire at Drake Power Plant. Photo submitted by Donald Martinez

Fire at Drake Power Plant. Photo submitted by Donald Martinez

Colorado Springs Fire Department on scene at Drake Power Plant. Photo via CSFD Twitter account

Fire at Drake Power Plant. Photo submitted by Donald Martinez

Dark smoke issues from the Martin Drake Power Plant while a fire burns on the property Monday morning. Photo submitted by Andrew Froehlich

Photo by Sean Vigil

Photo by Sean Vigil

Photo by Sean Vigil

Photo by Sean Vigil

Photo by Sean Vigil

Photo by Sean Vigil

Photos submitted by Dwight Haverkorn

Photos submitted by Dwight Haverkorn

Photos submitted by Dwight Haverkorn

Colorado Springs city workers of the Martin Drake Power plant meet in a parking lot on Sahwatch St., a few blocks from the plant after a fire broke out in the plant Monday, May 5, 2014. A three block radius around the plant was evacuated. All employees were accounted for.
Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

Colorado Springs city workers of the Martin Drake Power plant meet in a parking lot on Sahwatch St., a few blocks from the plant after a fire broke out in the plant Monday, May 5, 2014. A three block radius around the plant was evacuated. All employees were accounted for. Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

Colorado Springs city workers of the Martin Drake Power plant meet in a parking lot on Sahwatch St., a few blocks from the plant after a fire broke out in the plant Monday, May 5, 2014. A three block radius around the plant was evacuated. All employees were accounted for.
Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

Colorado Springs city workers of the Martin Drake Power plant meet in a parking lot on Sahwatch St., a few blocks from the plant after a fire broke out in the plant Monday, May 5, 2014. A three block radius around the plant was evacuated. All employees were accounted for. Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

Colorado Springs firefighters come down an ladder extended on the east side of the Martin Drake Power plant Monday, May 5, 2014 to fight a fire that was reported shortly after 9:30 a.m.
Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

Colorado Springs firefighters come down an ladder extended on the east side of the Martin Drake Power plant Monday, May 5, 2014 to fight a fire that was reported shortly after 9:30 a.m. Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

Colorado Springs firefighters climb the exterior of the southeast side of the Martin Drake Power plant Monday, May 5, 2014 to fight a fire that was reported around 9:45 a.m.
Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

Colorado Springs firefighters climb the exterior of the southeast side of the Martin Drake Power plant Monday, May 5, 2014 to fight a fire that was reported around 9:45 a.m. Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

Colorado Springs city workers of the Martin Drake Power plant meet in a parking lot  on Saw few blocks from the plant after a fire broke out in the plant Monday, May 5, 2014. A three block radius around the plant was evacuated. All employees were accounted for.
Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

Colorado Springs city workers of the Martin Drake Power plant meet in a parking lot on Saw few blocks from the plant after a fire broke out in the plant Monday, May 5, 2014. A three block radius around the plant was evacuated. All employees were accounted for. Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

Colorado Springs firefighters climb the exterior of the southeast side of the Martin Drake Power plant Monday, May 5, 2014 to fight a fire that was reported around 9:45 a.m.
Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

Colorado Springs firefighters climb the exterior of the southeast side of the Martin Drake Power plant Monday, May 5, 2014 to fight a fire that was reported around 9:45 a.m. Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

Power Plant fire

Colorado Springs firefighters work at fire at the Martin Drake Power plant Monday afternoon, May 5, 2014. A three block radius of the plant was evacuated until crews were able to contain the four alarm blaze that started around 9:45 a.m. Carol Lawrence,Gazette Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

Power Plant fire

Colorado Springs firefighters work a fire on the east side of the Martin Drake Power Plant located south of downtown Colorado Springs, Colo., Monday, May 5, 2014. The four alarm fire was reported around 9:45 a.m. Colorado Springs Utilities says 22,000 customers lost power because of the fire are now back in service. Carol Lawrence/The Gazette Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

Power Plant fire

A coal train passes the Martin Drake Power Plant Monday, May 5, 2014, as fire crews work to put out a four-alarm fire that started earlier in the day, sending huge plumes of black smoke in the air. Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

Power Plant fire

A firefighter cleans up a fire on the east side of the Martin Drake Power plant Monday afternoon, May 5, 2014. Crews worked through the afternoon to contain hot spots of the morning four alarm blaze. Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

Power Plant fire

Colorado Springs firefighters work at fire on the upper area of the east side of the Martin Drake Power Plant Monday, May 5, 2014. The four alarm fire bought evacuations of the area. Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

Power Plant fire

Colorado Springs firefighters work a fire on the east side of the Martin Drake Power Plant located south of downtown Colorado Springs, Colo., Monday, May 5, 2014. The fire was reported around 9:45 a.m. Colorado Springs Utilities says 22,000 customers lost power because of the fire are now back in service. Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

Power Plant fire

Crews work on the Martin Drake Power Plant fire Monday, May 5, 2014. Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

Power Plant fire

Colorado Springs firefighters work at fire on the east side of the Martin Drake Power plant located south of downtown Colorado Springs, Colo., Monday, May 5, 2014 The four alarm fire was reported around 9:45 a.m. Carol Lawrence/The Gazette

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