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A spokesman from EDF Energy has confirmed that they had to shutdown a nuclear reactor because of a small fire inside Hartlepool Power Station.
Investigations are continuing after the fire, which happened at around 1.30am on Saturday 15 March.
A spokeswoman from Cleveland Fire Brigade has said that "excess oil on the pipework" could have caused the small fire inside Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station. It happened at around 1.30am on Saturday 15 March. EDF Energy, which owns the station, is continuing to investigate.
Investigations are underway after a small fire inside Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station at around 1.30am on the morning of Saturday 15 March. Ten fire engines were called to the scene and they remained there for several hours.
However, they were not deployed as a staff member had already put it out with a fire extinguisher. One of the nuclear reactors did have to be shut down so the incident could be dealt with. It is thought that some pipe lagging on one of the generators inside the turbine hall caught fire.
In a statement, EDF Energy, which owns the station, said: "Reactor 2 was safely shutdown to enable the event to be properly investigated and dealt with. No radioactive material was involved in the incident and no hazard posed to the public."