A fire broke out about noon Thursday on the roof of a deactivated nuclear power plant in central Netherlands but posed no threat of radioactive release, authorities state.
The fire involved the ventilation building of the disused plant located in Dodewaard, about 100 kilometers southeast of Amsterdam. Concern focused on pressurized gas bottles still present on the roof, media reports state.
Using an aerial device, firefighters extinguished the blaze and returned to the station at around 3:30 p.m.
Authorities removed all nuclear material from the facility when it was decommissioned more than 20 years ago. According to RTL News, the structure is not schedule to be demolished until 2045.
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