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Fire at Russian factory that makes nuclear plant components

A fire, broken out on Monday at Russian factory that makes equipment for nuclear plants, brings no danger for it does not work with nuclear materials, an emergency official said.

The fire erupted beneath the roof of one of the buildings at the Atommash plant in Volgodonsk, about 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) south of Moscow, said Oleg Ugnivenko, a spokesman for the Emergency Situations Ministry in southern Russia. It was extinguished a few hours later, he said.

Atommash's products include turbine and other equipment for nuclear and other types of power plants, but it does not work with radioactive materials, Ugnivenko said.

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