Shell UK Oil Platform Fire Extinguished; Co to Probe

LONDON Nov 27, 2007 (Dow Jones Newswires)

A fire on a Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB.LN) U.K. platform has been extinguished and will be investigated by the company, the BBC's Web site reported Tuesday.

The fire happened on the North Cormorant platform, which is 109 miles north east of Shetland, it said.

The "small fire" broke out at 0042 GMT Tuesday and Shell said it was "quickly contained" by the platform fire protection system. No injuries were reported and a Shell spokesperson said operations had returned to normal.

Shell said the Health and Safety Executive has been informed, according to the BBC.

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