Fire Breaks Out at Mumbai’s Bharat Petroleum Plant, No Casualties
Mumbai: A massive fire broke out at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited refinery at Mahul plant in Chembur area of the city at about 2.45 pm.
According to BPCL officials, around 43 workers have been injured, mostly minor injuries while one among has been sent to ICU. Mumbai Chief Fire Officer P.S.Rahangdal said the fire was confined to the hydrocracker plant and two hose lines of fire engines and two hose lines of fixed firefighting installations were in operation.
The fire caused explosion in the plant and seven fire tenders, two foam tenders and jumbo tankers have been roped in to douse the flames, which has been classified as Level 3 fire.
Besides, the refinery’s own fire-fighting team, HPCL, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, RCF and Mazgaon Dock fire brigades were also engaged in dousing the flames, said an official.
Following the mishap, mono rail services have been stopped and people have been asked to vacate the nearby buildings.
According to a local resident, the sound of the “massive” explosion was heard in the surrounding area and the tremors shook windows of a building nearly 500 m away from the refinery.
Apparently, window of one of the buildings located near by #BPCL factory broken after blast in oil refinery tank of BPCL at #Chembur #Mumbai
Pic 1: Broken window due to blast intensity
Pic 2& 3: People hath eres outside BPCL gate after blast pic.twitter.com/Tu6WsNrarc
— laxman singh (@Laxmantweetsss) August 8, 2018