CEM: Power network not affected by Coloane Power Station fire

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The city’s sole power distributor CEM – Companhia de Electricidade de Macau said that the power network here was not affected by a fire in the company’s Coloane Power Station yesterday morning, which was eventually put out within 6 minutes. According to the Fire Service Bureau, an explosion occurred in a generation unit in the power station, resulting in a fire that injured a 53-year-old on-duty operator. Accounting for the accident, CEM said the cause is suspected to have been the malfunction of one of the cylinders in the generation unit, noting that it had already contacted the generator manufacturer to conduct an inspection.