Power Station Explosion Causes Mass Blackouts Across Queensland, Australia

Almost 500,000 homes were left without electricity across Queensland on Tuesday after a coal-fired power station exploded.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services were called to the Callide Power Station near Biloela, in central Queensland, shortly before 2 p.m.

CS Energy said that a fire broke out in a turbine hall at the Callide Power Station at about 1:45 p.m.

“CS Energy has immediately acted following an incident at Callide Power Station near Biloela in Central Queensland today. At approximately 1.45pm today, a fire occurred in one of the turbine halls at the power station,” it said in a tweet.

“We immediately evacuated the power station and called emergency services to attend site. At this stage, there are no reported injuries,” CS Energy added.

The Energy Market Operator called the outage a significant power system event.

CS Energy were investigating the incident and will provide further updates as they become available.

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