June 19, 2017 / 4:12 PM / 2 months ago

Fire at French nuclear reactor extinguished, EDF says

FILE PHOTO: A general view of the Bugey nuclear power plant in Saint-Vulbas, near Lyon April 19, 2011.Benoit Tessier

PARIS (Reuters) - 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 kilometres 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.

Reporting by Mathieu Rosemain; Editing by Andrew Callus

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