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Alert issued at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for small fire

9:04 AM, Jun 24, 2013   |    comments
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(WBIR-Oak Ridge) The U.S. Department of Energy said a small fire ignited in one of the rooms at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Authorities issued an alert Sunday at 11:45 p.m. after a fire alarm went off, activating the room's sprinkler system. When ORNL firefighters arrived, they saw smoke in the building and reported the fire had been extinguished.The building is part of the Tru Waste Processing Center, which is managed by the Oak Ridge Emergency Management Site Office.

Officials said no one was injured during the incident. Monitoring inside and outside the building indicated that the incident released no radiological or other hazardous materials.

U.S. Department of Energy said they're continuing their investigation into what started the fire, but said the incident should not impact operations at the Tru Waste Processing Center.

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