One Person Injured After Fire At Grand Coulee Dam - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

One Person Injured After Fire At Grand Coulee Dam

GRAND COULEE, Wash. -

A fire at the Grand Coulee Dam sent an employee with the Bureau of Reclamation to the hospital Monday. 

A press release issued from the USBR says the fire started in the John W. Keys III Pump Generating Plant. One employee was injured in the fire and taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The exact condition of the injured employee is unknown at this time. Another employee is being treated locally for smoke inhalation. 

Employees were evacuated and the fire department immediately responded when smoke was first scene coming from the pump. 

The cause of the fire is believed to be a switch gear failure. 

The Bureau of Reclamation is conducting an investigation. 

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