IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Welders working on the roof of a building at the Idaho National Laboratory nuclear research site caused a fire that prompted the evacuation of employees.

KIFI-TV in Idaho Falls ( reported on Monday that nobody was injured in the blaze at the Materials and Fuels Complex.

The flames were extinguished quickly.

Workers at the Materials and Fuels Complex, located 28 miles west of Idaho Falls, conduct research on nuclear fuels. Prototypes of new reactor fuels are developed and evaluated here.

The INL said there was no risk to the public or employees. Evacuated workers were delayed in their departure from the site in the eastern Idaho desert following work on Monday evening.


Information from: KIFI-TV,

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