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Crews extinguish Michigan power plant fire

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A utility says fire crews have extinguished a blaze at a power plant along the St. Clair River in Michigan.

DTE Energy Co. issued the update Friday morning about its St. Clair Power Plant in East China Township, about 40 miles northeast of Detroit.

The utility says crews remain on the scene and the plant is closed. There's no estimate on when it might reopen.

There were no injuries from the fire, which was reported about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The St. Clair Fire Department says crews worked through the night to extinguish the blaze.

The utility says a coal-fired generation unit that produces electricity inside the facility caught fire and employees were evacuated.

In a statement, DTE says air monitoring is in place and readings are "well within normal limits outside the facility perimeter."

Detroit-based DTE says customers won't see any effects on electrical service.

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