Fire at SunEdison Solar Plant Near Houston Leaves Four Injured

  • Injuries aren't life-threatening, company spokesman says
  • Plant produces polysilicon for solar cells and semiconductors

Four people were injured Friday in a fire at a SunEdison-owned plant in Pasadena, Texas, the company said in a statement.

The injuries aren’t life-threatening, said SunEdison spokesman Gordon Handelsman, who added that the fire had been extinguished. Representatives of the Pasadena Volunteer Fire Department didn’t return a call seeking comment. The names of the people haven’t been disclosed.

The plant makes high-purity polysilicon for solar cells and semiconductor circuits.

SunEdison, based in Belmont, California, is one of the most prolific renewable energy companies in the world. The shares, which rose 13 percent to $8.14 at 3:07 p.m. in New York, have dropped 76 percent from the 52-week high of $33.45 reached July 20.

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