It was one year ago black smoke could be seen billowing up the skyline south of downtown Colorado Springs. As the entire Drake staff safely evacuated, the Colorado Springs Fire Department responded to a fire at the Martin Drake Power Plant on May 5.
In the days following the fire, the restoration plan began to take shape. Departments from across our organization dedicated efforts to the goal of returning the plant back to service. One year later, the plant is back to powering our community.