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* (outdoor) at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. The fire was reported to the fire department at 11:02 AM.
The employee performed a first-aid fire fighting and the fire was confirmed to have been put out at 11:12 AM. The fire department will investigate the site.
There was no injury due to the fire and no significant change has been found with the monitoring post data and plant condition.
* Unit 1-2 ultrahigh voltage switchyard
Facility used for transmitting the power generated in Units 1 and 2 to the power transmission system, which is currently not in use.