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Statement on the fire at Didcot B power station

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Statement by the Secretary of State, Edward Davey on the fire at Didcot B power station.

Edward Davey said:

“First, I want to thank the emergency services who are at Didcot working to tackle the blaze.

“I’ve been reassured by National Grid that there is no risk to electricity supplies.

“I will be keeping in touch with the relevant authorities throughout. My priority is to understand the cause of the fire and get the affected unit back generating electricity as soon as it’s safe to do so.”