Firefighters faced with wildfire in radioactive area near Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

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Above: wildfire near the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. Screengrab from KYODO News video.

Firefighters are struggling to contain a wildfire in an area that is contaminated with radiation near the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant that melted down after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami off the coast of Japan (map).

The blaze, estimated at about 50 acres, started April 29 near the town of Namie. The video below shows helicopters dropping water on the fire.