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Fire reported at Prairie Island Wednesday

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RED WING - Fire broke out today in a non-emergency, non-safeguards diesel unit at Prairie Island nuclear plant.

The fire started at 1:17 p.m. during routine testing. The plant's on-site fire brigade responded and extinguished the fire at 1:37 p.m. before the Red Wing Fire Department arrived, according to Xcel Energy, which owns and operates the plant.

At 2:55 p.m., the fire reflashed and again was extinguished. Red Wing firefighters were on the scene.

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