Nottinghamshire power station fire cause 'unknown'

Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station
Image caption Officers said the blaze, in a turbine house, was contained quickly

Fire officers say the cause of a blaze at a Nottinghamshire power station is being investigated.

The fire at Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station broke out in the turbine house at around 07:20 BST on Saturday.

The building was evacuated as officers worked to contain the blaze, which was in a cable tray.

"It was quite a small fire but there was a high-voltage power supply in there that needed to be isolated," said watch manager Luke Vere.

"The site staff are carrying out an investigation into the exact cause of the fire.

"The site is very tightly controlled and the blaze was quickly contained.

"There was no threat of it getting out of control."

Three engines, from Highfields and West Bridgford stations, attended the fire, which was put out 90 minutes later.

E.ON, which operates the power station, said nobody was available for comment.

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