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Fire crews battle a fire atop the Hibbing Public Utilities steam plant on Saturday night. (Photo courtesy of Bryan Fagerstrom / Hibbing Fire Department)

Fire atop Hibbing Public Utilities plant causes $30,000 in damage

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Multiple agencies from across the Iron Range responded to a fire atop the seven-story Hibbing Public Utilities steam plant on Saturday night.


The Hibbing Fire Department responded just before 9 p.m. to a call of heavy smoke coming from the roof of the steam plant at 1902 Sixth Avenue East. The fire was located on the wood biomass side of the plant, officials said.

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