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Fire starts next to Shoreham power station
7:16am Friday 2nd March 2012 in News
UPDATED: Firefighters have been tackling a blaze in a building next to a power station.
Six appliances from West Sussex and East Sussex fire and rescue services were called to the gas suppression plant next to Shoreham Power Station in Shoreham Harbour, at 8.30pm yesterday (March 1).
Gary Towson, West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service spokesman, said that the fire was in the roof space of the auxiliary building and had not affected the power station's main turbine generator hall.
He said everyone in the building had been accounted for.
He said: "There have been no injuries and no loss of power to anyone in the area.
"We have quite a lot of calls because the fire is in the roof space and you can see it from the road."
A Scottish Power statement said: "A fire at an auxiliary building in Shoreham Power station was brought under control by the fire service last night.
"The fire began at 8.40pm at a building some 100m from the main generation turbine hall of the power station.
"There were no injuries resulting from the incident and all employees and contractors on the site at the time have been accounted for.
"The 400MW gas power station was not in operation at the time of the incident.
"Emergency services including resources from East Sussex and West Sussex Fire Service were in attendance at the site.
"A full investigation into the cause of the fire and an assessment of damage to the power station will begin today.
"Shoreham Power station was commissioned in 2000."
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