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 small fire on Turbine Generator no. 2 was discovered in the early hours of Saturday morning. It was promptly extinguished by a member of staff using a hand held dry powder extinguisher. As is normal practice, in such events the fire services attended the site but were not deployed. Reactor 2 was safely shutdown to enable the event to be properly investigated and dealt with. Hartlepool Reactor 1 continues to operate without any issues. No radioactive material was involved in the incident and no hazard posed to the public."
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