Fire breaks out in Duke Energy coal plant in Crystal River

Last Updated: Saturday, November 09, 2013, 2:20 PM EST

Fire broke out Friday night in a coal burning plant at Duke Energy's Crystal River power plant.

Crews were dispatched to the fire on West Powerline Street at 6:40 p.m.

When they arrived, they met with Duke Energy's emergency response coordinator, who informed them that the fire inside the Crystal River Unit 1 appeared to be out.  Officials said Duke Energy's emergency personnel began battling the blaze as soon as it broke out.

Officials said the fire had started in a cabling tray, which carries cables throughout the plant to power different functions.

Fire rescue crews with Citrus County Sheriff's Office then went into the plant to make sure the fire hadn't spread. They left the scene shortly before 10 p.m.

No one was injured in the fire.

The cause of the fire is not yet known. Duke's damage assessment team is on site looking for the cause of the fire and assessing the damages.

Officials said the damage from the fire is not expected to affect any operating units.