A massive fire burned Thursday in one of the hydroelectric generating units connected to Oroville Dam on the Feather River.
The fire began at 7 a.m. Thursday in the Thermalito Pumping-Generating Plant, downstream of Oroville Dam at Thermalito Forebay.
No one has been injured in the fire, which is believed to have started in the control room, said CalFire Capt. Keith Castillo.
Damage is likely to be extensive to the equipment in the building and the structure itself, said Ted Thomas, a DWR spokesman.
No power outages are expected, nor any water shortages for customers of the State Water Project.
-- Matt Weiser