TOKYO, June 29 (Reuters) - Japanese utility Hokuriku Electric Power Co 9505.T said on Tuesday it halted its 700-megawatt coal-fired power generation unit earlier in the day after a fire, which resulted in no injuries.
A company spokesman did not give a schedule for restart pending an investigation by the authorities on Wednesday.
The fire was spotted around 0500 GMT near a boiler room at the No.2 unit of its Nanao Ohta power plant and was extinguished by 0630 GMT.
The company has increased output from its oil-fired, coal-fired and hydro plants as a result of the shutdown, the spokesman added.
The No.2 unit began commercial operations in July 1998. (Reporting by Osamu Tsukimori; Editing by Alison Birrane)
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