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Industrial washer catches fire at Shearon Harris; no injuries reported

Posted September 10, 2014 6:33 a.m. EDT
Updated September 10, 2014 7:47 a.m. EDT

Progress Energy invited the media to tour the Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant near New Hill in Wake County on May 18, 2011. Pool photo.

— Emergency crews quickly extinguished a fire Wednesday morning in a building at the Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant in Wake County, officials said.

An industrial washer in a building well outside the plant's reactor and turbine buildings caught fire at about 5 a.m.

No injuries were reported, and there were no evacuations.