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.
As a result of the site investigation by the fire department, the fire was confirmed to be extinguished at 12:07 PM. The area affected by the fire is estimated to be approx. 20m x approx. 20m (Note). The cause of the fire will be investigated.
* 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.
(Note) The area affected by the fire was determined to be approx. 20m x approx. 34m by a measurement performed afterwards.