September 17, 2012 / 10:48 PM / 5 years ago

Japan's Chubu Electric shuts gas-fired unit after fire

TOKYO, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Japanese utility Chubu Electric Power Co said its 400-megawatt gas-fired No.8-2 unit at Shin-Nagoya power station automatically shut down on Saturday evening after a fire inside gas turbines.

The fire was extinguished by late on Saturday, but the company had no schedule for a restart pending an investigation.

There were no worries of power shortage as a result of the shutdown, the company said in a statement. (Reporting by Osamu Tsukimori. Editing by Andre Grenon)

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