Visakhapatnam: An enormous hearth broke out on the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) plant in Malkapuram close to Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday.
At least 5 hearth tenders from totally different industrial items within the district had been rushed to douse the flames.
Besides, a staff of specialists from the Indian Navy additionally rushed to the spot to take inventory of the state of affairs and help the native administration in bringing the state of affairs underneath management.
The hearth erupted in crude distillation unit within the previous terminal, PTI reported sources as saying.
“As per information, a blast was reported at Unit-3 plant in HPCL. Five fire tenders are present at the spot. More fire tenders are being rushed. The cause of the incident is yet to be ascertained,” ANI quoted Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Aishwarya Rastogi as saying.
No casualties had been, nonetheless, reported as the fireplace was quickly introduced underneath management.
“A fire incident occurred in one of the crude processing units of HPCL’s Visakh Refinery at 3pm on 25th May 2021. Safety measures & firefighting was activated immediately. The fire has been extingushed. There is no casualty & no risk to Public. Other Refinery operations are normal,” HPCL posted on Twitter.
The Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited too confirmed the identical stating the fireplace has been extinguished and there’s no casualty and no threat to public.