Fire at BTU Facility Injures Three

By: KBTX Staff Email
By: KBTX Staff Email
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BRYAN - A fire at one of Bryan Texas Utilities plants has left three workers injured, according to the City of Bryan.

The fire reportedly happened just before 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Unit No. 7 generator of the Atkins substation, which is located on Atkins Street in Bryan.

All three were transported to St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan by ambulance. BTU has released the names of two of the workers - James Yendrey and Maurice Carlson.

Yendrey is a Production Support Operator. He has worked for BTU for 28 years. Carlson is an Electrical and Instrumentation Tech and has 3.5 years of service with BTU.

The identity of the third injured worker has not been released, but we know he was then flown to a Houston-area hospital to be treated for burns.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Bryan Fire Marshal Marc McFeron says the investigation will take several days to complete.

A BTU spokesperson originally told News 3 there were minor power outages as a result of the fire, but they were quickly resolved. However, BTU later stated there were no outages.

The Atkins facility had been down for maintenance prior to the fire, according to the city, and was not supplying power.

Stay with News 3 and for more information as it becomes available.

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