A fire broke out at state-owned Bharat Petroleum’s refinery today afternoon, leaving 21 people injured, news agency ANI reported. Among those injured one person is stated to be critical.
The fire broke out at around 3 pm after several explosions were heard, a fire brigade official was quoted as saying by PTI. The plant is located at Mahul road in Chembur area.
Seven fire engines and two foam tenders have been pressed into service to douse the blaze, an official said.
“The fire is still on but is under control,” Bharat Petroleum said in a statement.
The fire is confined to the hydrocracker plant, Reuters quoted Mumbai fire chief PS Rahangdale as saying. He added that two hose lines of fire engines and two hose lines of fixed firefighting installations were in operation.
“Cooling operation is in progress,” he said.
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