The operator of Japan’s tsunami-stricken nuclear power complex says a fire broke out at another of its plants, but that it was quickly extinguished and there were no fears of a radiation leak.
Takeo Iwamoto, a spokesman for Tokyo Electric Power Co., says a fire broke out Friday at a building at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant. The complex is located about 7.5 miles (12 kilometres) south of TEPCO’s tsunami-hit Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex.
Iwamoto says the fire was extinguished within minutes, and that the company is investigating the cause. No one was injured.
TEPCO spokesman Naoyuki Matsumoto says there’s no fear of a radiation leak due to the fire.
March’s massive earthquake and tsunami crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi and caused the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.