Yesterday, a massive fire broke out at a fuel refinery in Mumbai. However, there were no reports of any casualties in the incident. The Level-III fire broke out at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited-RMP plant in Chembur area of Mumbai. At least 9 fire tenders were reportedly rushed to the spot. In an official statement, BPCL said that fire broke out at 2.45 pm on Wednesday in the compressor shed of hydrocracker plant, and two people have suffered minor injuries in the same. The attempts to douse the fire are underway. For now, there is no information about any loss of life. Fire tenders are still trying to control the fire. Monorail services have been stopped and nearby buildings have been told to vacate.
"Due to tremendous heat and built up pressure, firefighting is being carried out from a safer side by using fixed monitors". said chief fire officer PS Rahangdale.The hydrocracker unit is engulfed in flames. It was set up in Mahul refinery where the crude oil is refined. It is a part of the refinery modernisation project of BPCL. The fire is now under control and no casualties have been reported. For more updates keep visiting gabruu.com