OGE power plant fire allowed to burn out

Smoke still poured from a fire that burned late Thursday at OGE’s Mustang Power Plant on the west side of Oklahoma City.

The fire initially broke out Thursday morning around 7:20 and sent massive black clouds of smoke billowing into the air.  An insulated heating oil  tank containing an estimated 7,000 gallons of fuel caught fire.

Oklahoma City firefighters backed off and decided to let the tank burn itself out. The tank is owned by ONEOK Inc. which supplies fuel to the power plant located near NW 10 and County Line Road. It was filled with heating oil and glycerol.

Some evacuations were necessary in the vicinity including


Fire crews reported an insulated oil tank at the plant caught fire. The 7,000 gallon tank owned by ONEOK, Inc. contained heating oil and glycerol.

Businesses south of the fire, including Lopez Foods near Morgan Road were evacuated shortly after the start of the fire.

No injuries were reported and the cause has yet to officially be announced.