UPDATE: Incident at Hinkley Point was 'small fire' - EDF

Reports of incident in Bridgwater

Reports of incident in Bridgwater

First published in Bridgwater Area News

AN INCIDENT which has seen several fire engines attend Hinkley Point power station was a small fire, according to site operators EDF Energy.

Residents in Bridgwater had reported hearing sirens heading in the direction of the nuclear power station at lunchtime on Wednesday (May 16).

In a statement, EDF said: "A small fire was detected in the gas turbine house at 11.55am today at Hinkley Point B power station. "The station's fire response team was mobilised to deal with the incident.

"Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service was also immediately called in accordance with established procedures.

"The fire, in some lagging, was extinguished in a few minutes, before the arrival of the fire service's appliances.

"There were no injuries to any personnel. There has been no impact on operational activity at the power station, which continues to safely generate electricity.

"An investigation is being carried out to establish the precise cause of the small fire."

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12:40pm Wed 16 May 12

pony.toes says...

All heading in the direction of Hinkley Point. Have heard at leave 7 sirens.
All heading in the direction of Hinkley Point. Have heard at leave 7 sirens. pony.toes
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12:45pm Wed 16 May 12

pony.toes says...

that should read at least 7 sirens
that should read at least 7 sirens pony.toes
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2:19pm Wed 16 May 12

the voice of common sense says...

does nah-nah count as one or two?
does nah-nah count as one or two? the voice of common sense
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2:49pm Wed 16 May 12

ronaldh says...

Good job that EDF proposed 2000 plus vehicles have not yet taken to the roads or it would have been a bigger fire due to delay of emergency services.
Good job that EDF proposed 2000 plus vehicles have not yet taken to the roads or it would have been a bigger fire due to delay of emergency services. ronaldh
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8:41am Thu 17 May 12

chris6273 says...

"Good job that EDF proposed 2000 plus vehicles have not yet taken to the roads or it would have been a bigger fire due to delay of emergency services."

Well no it wouldn't because if you actually read the article, you will find the Fire was extinguished BEFORE the emergency services arrived:

""The fire, in some lagging, was extinguished in a few minutes, before the arrival of the fire service's appliances."

Read before you judge.
"Good job that EDF proposed 2000 plus vehicles have not yet taken to the roads or it would have been a bigger fire due to delay of emergency services." Well no it wouldn't because if you actually read the article, you will find the Fire was extinguished BEFORE the emergency services arrived: ""The fire, in some lagging, was extinguished in a few minutes, before the arrival of the fire service's appliances." Read before you judge. chris6273
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1:44pm Fri 18 May 12

SheilaA says...

So chris6273 you tell ronaldh to "read before you Judge" I think maybe he should take notice of his own words and red the article through again!!
The emergency services were going through Cannington to the Point for well over a half an hour SO DID GO TO HiNKLEY even though by the time they got there the fire was out and ronaldh did say IF Edfs 2000 plus vehicles had been on the road and he is right it could have delayed the services getting through and IT might have been a major incident I can only assume chris6273 works for EDF!!!!
So chris6273 you tell ronaldh to "read before you Judge" I think maybe he should take notice of his own words and red the article through again!! The emergency services were going through Cannington to the Point for well over a half an hour SO DID GO TO HiNKLEY even though by the time they got there the fire was out and ronaldh did say IF Edfs 2000 plus vehicles had been on the road and he is right it could have delayed the services getting through and IT might have been a major incident I can only assume chris6273 works for EDF!!!! SheilaA
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