Fukushima fire nearly twice as big as originally reported — Photo of firefighters extinguishing blaze

Published: October 19th, 2012 at 2:34 pm ET
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Title: Status of TEPCO’s Nuclear Power Stations after the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake
Source: TEPCO
Date: As of 3:00p JST October 19, 2012

At around 10:59 AM on October 19, 2012, a TEPCO employee on patrol found a fire occurring near Unit 1-2 ultrahigh voltage switchyard

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The area affected by the fire is estimated to be approx. 20m x approx. 34m [Originally reported as ~20m x ~20m]. The cause of the fire will be investigated. There was no injury due to the fire and no significant change has been found with the monitoring post data and plant condition.

火災発生場所(周辺写真)

View webcam footage during the incident here

Published: October 19th, 2012 at 2:34 pm ET
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