Torness blaze ‘not danger to the public’

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BOSSES at Torness nuclear power station have said a blaze which broke out at the plant caused no risk to the public.

Crews raced to the East Lothian site yesterday after lagging on a pipe caught fire.

The flames had already been extinguished by the station’s on-site fire team.

The alarm was raised at 12.25am and the fire brigade response included a specialist incident support unit.

They remained at the station for around three hours in case the fire started up again.

Power station director Paul Winkle said: “As a precaution the local fire and rescue service were called to site.

“I want to reassure you that at no time was there, or is there likely to be, any danger to the public.

“No persons have been injured and there has been no significant impact to the 
environment.”