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

Fire at French nuclear reactor extinguished, EDF says

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.

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

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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