A fire in a radiologically controlled building at Hanford was quickly extinguished Monday afternoon.
A fan belt overheated and caught fire in the 291-Z building, a ventilation building in central Hanford, said Rae Weil, spokeswoman for Department of Energy contractor Mission Support Alliance.
The building was evacuated because of the loss of ventilation. However, a check of the building later showed no release of radioactive materials, she said.
The building is radiologically controlled because it has had radiological elements inside in the past.