When a fire broke out at a power plant in south Florida, the story of the incident is now unfolding in a novel way, writes Paul Kucharski

A fire at a Florida power plant has created a new story line, one that’s changing the way many in the public view the fire.

On Tuesday, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection released the first official account of what happened when a blaze broke out on the Chachai Power Plant in Titusville.

The fire was reported at 1:50 p.m.


Officials say it was brought under control after crews worked through night shift shifts and then went to night shift during the morning.

The fire was contained to a small area on the north side of the plant, and no one was injured.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, and officials are investigating whether it was caused by lightning.

A day earlier, the department had released its initial account of the cause of a power outage at the Chachi Power Plant.

In that story, officials said a transformer malfunction at the plant caused a transformer to fire, sending the line down to a storage tank where it exploded.

The department has since issued a statement clarifying the scope of the malfunction and the extent of damage.

The power outage was initially blamed on a malfunctioning transformer, but later blamed on the transformer’s own fault.