Fire at Fukushima Daiichi: Over 4,000 square feet affected near reactor buildings — Fire department on-scene — No ‘significant’ change in radiation levels (MAP)

Posted on October 19, 2012. Filed under: World News |


 Fire Occurred near Unit 1-2 Ultrahigh Voltage Switchyard (Outdoor) at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

> Updated with video here

Source: TEPCO Press Release
Date: Oct 19, 2012

At around 10:59 AM on October 19, 2012, a TEPCO employee on patrol found a fire occurring near Unit 1-2 ultrahigh voltage switchyard* (outdoor) at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. The fire was reported to the fire department at 11:02 AM.

The employee performed a first-aid fire fighting and the fire was confirmed to have been put out at 11:12 AM. The fire department will investigate the site.

There was no injury due to the fire and no significant change has been found with the monitoring post data and plant condition.

Follow-up Report: “As a result of the site investigation by the fire department, the fire was confirmed to be extinguished at 12:07 PM. The area affected by the fire is estimated to be approx. 20m x approx. 20m. [~65ft x ~65ft] The cause of the fire will be investigated.”

Watch webcam video filmed during this time here

 
Published: October 19th, 2012 at 1:54 am ET
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