British Steel has confirmed that operations & production at the company's integrated Scunthorpe works in the UK have been unaffected by a8 June 2022 fire, which did not occur in a production area. A British Steel spokesperson said “The fire did not damage any equipment and the incident was brought to a swift resolution and operations continue as normal.Earlier British media had reported that Humberside Fire and Rescue crews were called to tackle a large blaze at the Scunthorpe site in North Lincolnshire, which was believed to have started in an external transformer at the plant. There were no reports of any injuriesUK's second-largest steelmaker, British Steel was acquired by China's Jingye steelmaking group in March 2020 following a period in receivership. Jingye have made several investments in modernization, as part of a development program stated at the time of takeover to be worth some USD 1.53 billion. It has a steel products capacity of about 3 million tonnes per year in the UK & Europe. Late last year it was reported to be maintaining its steel production at around full capacity, despite high energy costs.