Kleen Energy Neighbors Wanted Earlier Alert

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    Firefighters responded to a fire at a turbine at Kleen Energy plant in Middletown this morning and residents who live near the plant said they should have been notified earlier than they were.

    Some homeowners on Bow Lane still have damage from the explosion at the plant four years ago and said alerts about what was going on there this morning didn’t come fast enough.

    Kim Inglis said she did not find out about the fire until relatives started calling them if they were OK.
    Inglis said she called five different departments before the text alert from Kleen Energy was sent out an hour and half later.

    “Whether or not they had the fire contained, they should have immediately notified the people closest to the power plant because of what we’ve been through -- stress, damage to our properties,” she said.

    Robert Ross, fire chief of Middletown’s South Fire District, said this fire was contained to an isolated area and the plant was not shut down.

    "There would be no need to evacuate. There would be no need to notify anybody. The impact of this is isolated to the turbine itself," Ross said.  

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