Kyiv: The Ukrainian emergency services on Friday said the fire in the training building of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant has been extinguished. The agency said no caualties have been reported.
“At 06:20 (local time) the fire in the training building of Zaporizhzhya NPP in Energodar was extinguished. There are no victims,” it said.
A fire had broken out at the nuclear plant in the wee hours of Friday as Russian forces attacked “from all sides,” with firefighters unable to reach the site. Meanwhile, US Department of Energy activated its nuclear response team following the attack on the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said it had put its Incident and Emergency Center in full 24/7 response mode over the situation around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant (NPP).
Earlier, the Zaporizhzhia NPP reported about a fire on its territory but later the Ukrainian State Emergency Service said that the blaze had erupted outside the plant, with one of its units having been switched off.
“IAEA puts its Incident and Emergency Centre in full 24/7 response mode due to serious situation at Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine,” the IAEA tweeted.