The newspaper El Artemiseño reported through its Facebook page that on the night of March 7, 2022 a fire broke out at the Máximo Gómez Báez thermoelectric plant in Mariel.
The Fire Brigade was mobilized throughout the province to minimize the damage in the shortest possible time.
According to sources from the Ministry of Energy and Mines, the fire occurred in unit number seven of the thermoelectric plant.
According to journalist Joel Mayor Lorán, this generation block was one of those under maintenance, but was in service at the time of the fire.
Although the fire was of large proportions, no casualties have been reported so far.
At 8:45 p.m. tonight, a large fire broke out in the steam turbine of unit 7 of the Máximo Gómez thermoelectric power plant in Mariel. There is no loss of human lives or injuries.
As a consequence of the fire, there was an automatic disconnection in the system at 8:52 p.m., which was restored at 9:09 p.m. No electrical services were affected by the fire.
Inaugurated in 1963 with Soviet technology, the thermoelectric power plant has undergone several modernization processes to increase its capacity and automate processes, becoming one of the main sources of energy in the country.