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Fire breaks out at Hinkley Point complex

A FIRE broke out in a small, temporary building at Hinkley Point C yesterday afternoon.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue service said ten crews were sent to tackle the blaze which was extinguished in about 30 minutes.

There were no reported injuries.

EDF Energy said construction work had not been affected and an investigation into the cause was under way.

A company spokesman said it was a “small fire in a temporary building away from the main construction area”.

Hinkley Point C is being built at a cost of between £22bn to £23bn and is expected to open in 2026.

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