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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