Fire reported at ONGC's gas terminal in Hazira, no casualties
The inlet gas terminal where the fire broke out was cordoned off and the plant secured.
A major fire broke out in the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation's gas processing plant at Hazira in Gujarat's Surat district in the early hours of Thursday which has beenbrought under control, officials said.
The blaze, which was preceded by three blasts, has been extinguished and there was no report of any casualty.
Fire vehicles of the ONGC, Surat Municipal Corporation and local industrial units rushed to the spot and brought the blaze under control, he said.
To ensure safety and as a measure to control fire, gas pipelines in the plant were depressurised by releasing the gas in the pipelines, in a controlled manner, through the Flare Stack. Large scale depressurisation, actuated due to shutdown of the units, resulted in blast-like noise.
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.
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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