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Fire at Xcel incinerator being investigated



The Xcel Energy plant on French Island is cleaning up after a fire on Monday afternoon. 

Fire was reported at several spots in a processing area where garbage is prepared for incineration. 

Plant workers had reported hearing an explosion, followed by ‘a large amount’ of fire. 

Nobody was hurt, and smoke had to be ventilated from the fire scene. 

The La Crosse fire department is still investigating. 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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