Drake: A first post-fire look inside

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Photos by Cameron Moix

Main entrance: A stairwell to some of the plant’s administrative offices, buffered by a firewall, stopped the flames from spreading farther.

Main entrance: A stairwell to some of the plant’s administrative offices, buffered by a firewall, stopped the flames from spreading farther.

Main entrance: A stairwell to some of the plant’s administrative offices, buffered by a firewall, stopped the flames from spreading farther.

Main entrance: A stairwell to some of the plant’s administrative offices, buffered by a firewall, stopped the flames from spreading farther.

Control Room: Once bright with activity, the control panel for Unit 5 will remain without power until repairs are complete.

Control Room: Once bright with activity, the control panel for Unit 5 will remain without power until repairs are complete.

Superintendent’s office: The office of James Towell, which overlooks the Unit 5 turbine room, was severely damaged by smoke and fire.

Superintendent’s office: The office of James Towell, which overlooks the Unit 5 turbine room, was severely damaged by smoke and fire.

Dan Higgins, interim general manager of power supply for Utilities, said temperatures near the roof of the structure reached 1,500-2,000 degrees Fahrenheit during the fire.

Dan Higgins, interim general manager of power supply for Utilities, said temperatures near the roof of the structure reached 1,500-2,000 degrees Fahrenheit during the fire.