Fire shuts down Diablo nuclear plant

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA Diablo Canyon spokeswoman Sharon Gavin says Sunday's 12:12 a.m. transformer fire was extinguished in about 14 minutes. She says there was no threat to the Pacific Gas and Electric Company plant's nuclear reactors.

Investigators say the fire appears to have been caused by a transformer failure in an area east of the plant's turbine building.

The Unit 2 reactor was shut down because of the blaze.

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