Fire at nuclear plant

More than 10 fire engines attend the scene of a small fire at Hartlepool Nuclear power station.

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Statement from EDF Energy after small fire at nuclear plant

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".

"EDF Energy confirms that at around 18:30 on 20 April a small fire was detected in the turbine hall of unit 2 at Hartlepool power station.

"The fire was quickly brought under control and any residual smouldering extinguished at 19:53.

"There were no injuries as a result of this incident and there is no threat to the public or staff.

"Unit 1 at the power station continues to operate normally."

– EDF Energy statement

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