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Blaze damages Rio Tinto's Cape Lambert iron-ore export facility

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(Reuters) - Ltd closed part of its iron-ore export terminal in Western after a caused damage, the company said on Thursday.

The blaze occurred early on Thursday and was extinguished with no injuries, the company said in an emailed statement. is located about 1,250 km (780 miles) north of the Western Australian capital of

A video posted on the page of the Construction, Forestry, and Energy Union showed flames rippling down a conveyor belt in the pre-dawn darkness as on-looking workers exclaim.

"Operations at part of the facility have restarted while impacted areas remain closed. An investigation into the cause of the has commenced," said.

It was too early to tell whether there was any effect on exports, with the damage still being assessed, said Jesse Riseborough, a

Cape Lambert is one of two ports Rio uses to ship from Australia's region. It has an annual capacity of 205 million tonnes, according to the miner's website.

(Reporting by Tom Westbrook; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 15:34 IST
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