Shelter-in-place ordered after fire at NASA

08:35, July 26, 2011      

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A shelter-in-place was ordered after a battery caught fire during a testing at NASA's Johnson Space Center Monday morning.

A battery was being tested inside a containment system when it got overheated and caught fire at about 9 a.m. local time, ABC quoted the Houston Fire Department (HFD) sources as reporting.

A shelter-in-place was issued for a few buildings because it's believed that one of the bi-products of the combustion could be dangerous, HFD said.

The fire was put out before 11:30 a.m.

A firefighter was injured when a hydrant cap blew off and struck him, according to ABC.

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