Fire breaks out at ONGC plant in Gujarat's Surat

A fire broke out at an Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) plant in early hours of Thursday. Fire tenders are present at the spot.

Surat Collector Dr Dhaval Patel said that three consecutive blasts took place at ONGC Hazira Plant which led to the fire. "Around 3 am, 3 consecutive blasts took place at ONGC Hazira Plant which led to the fire. Firefighters present at spot. No casualty reported so far. The activity of depressurizing the pressurized gas system underway by ONGC officials," Patel told news agency ANI.

The blaze, which was preceded by three blasts, has been extinguished and no casualties were reported.

"The fire broke out in the inlet gas terminal of the plant following three massive blasts at 3.05 am. No other industry in the area was affected," Surat Collector Dhaval Patel said.

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."

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