Dominic Massa / Eyewitness News
ST. CHARLES PARISH, La. -- An oil fire at the Waterford I power plant sent thick smoke into the air Sunday morning but was extinguished after about an hour and posed no danger to residents, officials said.
A WWL-TV Eyewitness sent in a photo of the thick, dark smoke in the air Sunday morning. The fire reportedly broke out around 8:30 a.m. at the Waterford I power plant in St. Charles Parish.
About 9:50 a.m., parish officials reported that the fire had been extinguished.
Philip Allison, a spokesman for Entergy Louisiana, said the Waterford I plant is a fossil fuel plant and does not produce nuclear power, unlike the nearby Waterford III plant. That facility was not affected.
Entergy said there were no reports of any injuries.
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