INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE THAT THE September fire at a Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) hydroelectric plant was not due to any foul play. Officials say the fire caused minor injuries to five workers, damaged the central control room but did not affect the five units that generate power in the hydroelectric plant, nor affect the TVA power system which serves seven southern states in the US.

The hydroelectric plant provides electricity to the entire TVA power grid and serves as a backup electricity source for the Watts Bar nuclear plant. The 145MW plant is one of 29 hydroelectric plants operated by TVA.