• Explosion, fire at Duke Energy plant in Polk County


    POLK COUNTY, Fla. - Firefighters battled a fire at a Duke Energy plant in Polk County Monday afternoon.

    Crews from multiple agencies responded around 3 p.m. after receiving reports of an explosion at the facility on County Road 555 in Fort Meade.

    No one was injured in the fire and all Duke Energy employees were accounted for. According to officials, crews were able to secure high-pressure steam lines and a 5,000-gallon lube oil tank that was near the fire.

    It's unclear what caused the incident, which is under investigation.

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