Firefighters contain blaze at Colorado power plant; contractor hospitalized

  • by: Associated Press
  • Updated: May 5, 2014 - 8:05 PM

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A blaze at an aging coal-fired power plant in Colorado Springs on Monday challenged firefighters, shut down the facility and forced the city's utilities department to turn to a backup plant to restore power to thousands of customers.

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