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9:12 am - Friday January 20, 2017

Major fire in BHEL plant-B oil tank, one injured

By Our Staff Reporter
Bhopal, Oct 10:
A major fire that broke out in an oil tank in Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited’s (BHEL) Plant B in Govindpura area this morning at around 10 a.m.was controlled after nearly five-hour-long operation, fire officials said.

“More than 20 fire tenders and 18 water tankers were pressed into service to douse the blaze. Nearly 10,000 litres water was used to extinguish the fire,” Collector Nikunj Srivastava told UNI here.
Station House Officer (Govindpura) SPS Tomar said that Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) constable Omkar was injured when something fell on him while dousing the fire. He was rushed to hospital. No loss of life was reported.

BHEL Senior Manager (Publicity and Public Relations) Vinodanand Jha said that the fire broke around 1000 hrs. The fire started from BHEL’s transformer block number three around 10 AM, spokesperson of the company said. Fire tenders from the Bhopal Municipal Corporation, city airport and BHEL’s own fire station were pressed into service and the firefighters managed to control the fire after over an hour.
The cause of the fire is yet to be known, the official said, adding that further investigations were on.

Posted in: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

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