Fire at French nuclear reactor extinguished, EDF says

Fire at French nuclear reactor extinguished, EDF says

A general view of the Bugey nuclear power plant in Saint-Vulbas, near Lyon.(File Photo) Photograph: (Reuters)

Reuters France Jun 19, 2017, 11.00 PM (IST)

A fire that broke out on the roof of a nuclear reactor at the Bugey plant in central-eastern France has been extinguished, operator EDF said on Monday, citing fire brigade officials.

The fire began at the plant's nuclear reactor number 5, some 35 kilometers from the city of Lyon, nuclear regulator ASN said earlier in a statement.

EDF said in a separate statement there were no injuries or fatalities, while safety body IRSN said on Twitter that sensors had not picked up any increase in radiation.

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The fire began at the plant's nuclear reactor number 5, some 35 kilometers from the city of Lyon, nuclear regulator ASN said earlier in a statement

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