Firefighters respond to fire at GRU biomass plant

Gainesville firefighters had to stop a fire at Gainesville Regional Utilities' new biomass plant on Friday morning.

Smoke was reported on the third floor of the building. Firefighters worked with GRU staff to secure the floor.

After the machinery was turned off, firefighters entered the first floor and found a fire inside the wood chopper. No injuries were reported.

Gainesville Fire Rescue will follow up with GRU to help prevent any future fires in the chopper, because this was the second time GFR has responded to a fire in the same machine.