Fire breaks out at ONGC plant in Surat, no casualties reported
- A fire broke out at an Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) plant in Surat
- Fire tenders present at the spot
- The bellows of smoke can be seen from a distance of several kilometres.
A fire broke out at an Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) plant in Surat, Gujarat, in the wee hours of Thursday.
Fire tenders present at the spot, news agency ANI reported.
The bellows of smoke can be seen from a distance of several kilometres.
"Around 3 am, three consecutive blasts took place at ONGC Hazira Plant which led to the fire. Firefighters are present at the spot. The activity of depressurizing the pressurized gas system is underway by ONGC officials," Dr Dhaval Patel, Surat Collector told news agency ANI.
No casualty has been reported so far.
Fire vehicles of the ONGC, Surat Municipal Corporation, and local industrial units rushed to the spot and brought the blaze under control, he said.
The compressed gas was depressurised to control the fire, the collector said.
The inlet gas terminal where the fire broke out was cordoned off and the plant secured, he said.
The cause of the fire will be ascertained after cooling operations are completed, he added.
The ONGC in a tweet said, "A fire was observed in the Hazira Gas processing plant in the morning today. Fire has been brought under control. There is no casualty or injury to any person."