Fire crews rush to incident at Hartlepool Power Station

999 CALL: Hartlepool Power Station

999 CALL: Hartlepool Power Station

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FIVE fire crews were called to Hartlepool Power Station after reports of smoke coming from a gas turbine.

But upon arrival the level of fire cover was scaled down to two fire engines after it emerged power station staff had the situation well under control, and no one was hurt.

The five crews, along with Cleveland Fire Brigade’s command and control unit rushed to the scene around 4.25pm on Thursday.

An hour and a half later, two crews, from Stranton Fire Station, were still present on protective standby.

A spokesman for EDF Energy, which runs the power station, said: “At around 4pm on Thursday, a CO2 fire protection system was manually initiated when some smoke was observed within an area of Hartlepool’s gas turbine house.

“As a matter of precaution Cleveland Fire and Rescue came to site to support the station teams who had the situation well under control.

“There were no injuries.”

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