Smoke and fire coming from Robert Moses Power Plant

Posted at 3:23 PM, Jul 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-07 16:18:48-04

Multiple fire companies responded Thursday afternoon to reports of black smoke and fire coming out of a unit of the Robert Moses Power Plant on Lewiston Road.

The incident happened just after 1 p.m. in unit two of the power plant, and a portion of the facility was evacuated.

No injuries have been reported.

Town of Niagara Fire, Lewiston Fire and a fire crew from the Niagara Falls Air Base were on scene. A spokesman for the New York Power Authority says there is no evidence of an explosion at this time.

The plant is still operating and meeting its power requirements.