Florida Power & Light Power Plant Fire Brought Under Control at Port Everglades

No injuries have been reported

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    Aerial view of the blaze.

    Authorities battled a blaze at an inactive FPL power plant at Port Everglades on Tuesday.

    The fire began during the demolition of the out-of-service power plant at about 3 p.m. and was under control by 4 p.m., FPL spokeswoman Alys Daly said.

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    Hazardous materials teams from the Broward Sheriff's Office and Hollywood Fire Rescue responded to the plant, located at 8100 Eisenhower Blvd. The fire was located on a titanium pipe filled with seawater, authorities said.

    FPL workers were evacuated, and there were two small explosions, but no one was injured.

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    After the 55-year-old victim gave the suspects access to her yard through a side gate, they forced her into her home, tied her up and stole jewelry and a cell phone, police said. Neighbors Leo Valle and Leo Valle Jr. spoke about the home invasion. Florida Power & Light said it occasionally gets reports of people posing as its employees.

    Employees will be back on the site Wednesday, Daly said.