Press Release (Jan 24,2013) Fire Alarm Going off at the Auxiliary Operation Shared Facility at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
At around 10:46 AM on January 24, 2013, a fire alarm went off in the west side of the basement of the Auxiliary Operation Shared Facility (Common Pool Building) at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Later, smoke coming out of the building was reported by a worker at the site. At 10:59 AM, the incident was reported to the fire department.
Smoke came out of the auxiliary power cable of cleaning equipment used to polish the floor during decontamination. As a worker immediately pulled out the power cable, smoke stopped coming out.
Since no fire or smoke was found at the site as a result of investigation by a TEPCO employee, the fire alarm was reset at 11:15 AM.
Then at 12:38 PM, the fire department judged the incident to be a fire and confirmed that the fire had been extinguished. The cause of the fire is to be investigated.
There has been no injury reported due to the incident. The incident has caused no impact on the plant conditions so far and the common pool cooling has been continued. No significant change in the monitoring post data has been found.