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Repairs are expected to take place at Hartlepool nuclear power station after an oil leak and small fire on lagging around a turbine in one of the reactors.
It was being brought back into service. Owners EDF say there was no danger to the public.
EDF Energy, which owns the Hartlepool Nuclear power station has released a statement after a "small fire" at the plant last night.
More than 10 fire engines attended the scene of the plant near Seaton Carew.
In a stament EDF Energy has confirmed there was a fire but says "there is no threat to the public or staff".
The emergency services are dealing with what they are describing as a "small fire" at Hartlepool Nuclear power station, owned by EDF Energy.
Cleveland Fire Brigade said more than 10 fire engines were sent to the scene of the plant near Seaton Carew. The blaze has now been extinguished.
In a statement, Cleveland Police said there have been no injuries as a result of the fire and have reassured residents that although smoke can still be seen and noise heard from the site, the fire is out.
Police say any smoke is currently heading in a direction that does not cause any implications for the public.
Officers and fire crews remain on the scene as a precaution.