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Dominic Massa / EyewitnessNews

ST. CHARLES PARISH, La. -- An oil fire at the WaterfordI 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-TVEyewitness 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 Ipower plant in St.CharlesParish.

About 9:50 a.m., parish officials reported that the fire had been extinguished.

Power outages reported this morning in St. Charles Parish are unrelated to this incident, according to a message from parish government.

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 IIIplant. That facility was not affected.

Entergy said there were no reports of any injuries.

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