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Investigation into Plant Bowen explosion continues

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BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. -

Crews at Plant Bowen in Bartow County are continuing an investigation into the cause of an explosion that rocked the plant on Thursday.

Georgia Power said the explosion occurred in the generator of a unit that was being brought down for a maintenance outage when the explosion took place around 4 p.m. Nearby residents said the ground trembled and windows shook after the explosion.

Mark Williams of Georgia Power said the explosion was believed to be mechanical.

The explosion knocked the plant out of commission. FOX 5 has learned that the unit had been turned off for days prior to the explosion.

John Kraft of Georgia Power said that crews are trying to figure out what caused the explosion and how to prevent it from happening again.

Authorities said two people suffered minor injuries. One person was trapped in an elevator. They were treated at released.

The force of the blast was so strong that it tore metal panels from power plant walls and shook homes and businesses for miles.

Logan Ashe was home with her family and said she thought Mother Nature had taken over.

"It was like the worst thunder I ever heard and shook the house," Ashe said.

According to Georgia Power's website, Plant Bowen, a coal-fired power station in Euharlee, Ga., is the "second largest generating plant in the Western Hemisphere."

It is not known how long the plant will be closed.

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