A major fire had broken out at a cold storage in Oil and Natural Gas Cooperation's (ONGC) gas processing plant in Navi Mumbai's Uran in the early hours of Tuesday. It was reported that three CISF personnel and an ONGC employee died after the incident. Fire tenders along with fire brigade jawans were rushed to the spot. More fire tenders from Vashi and Belapur CBD had also been rushed to spot.
ONGC tweeted saying that the massive fire was doused thanks to the swift action of the fire fighting team. The police have sealed a 1-km area around the plant and the situation was brought under control within 2 hours of the fire. The exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.
Manohar Bhoir, an MLA from Uran, said, "The fire broke out at around 6:30 am today, four people have died in the incident, the fire is completely under control now."
According to the latest reports, the fire was brought under control within two hours of it breaking out. Ashok Dudhe, Navi Mumbai's Deputy Commissioner of Police (CP) spoke to ANI, "The fire is under control now, there is no need to panic and people living nearby the site must not believe rumors. One ONGC officer and three Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel have died. Three people have been injured but they are out of danger."
ONGC took to twitter and expressed its heartfelt condolence to bereaved families.
We r extremely sad to hv lost 4 precious lives-3 CISF jawans and a senior ONGC officer in the unfortunate fire incident in Uran Plant 2day inspite of valiant efforts made to contain blaze in less than 2 hrs tme. #ONGC expresses its heartfelt condolence to bereaved families.— ONGC (@ONGC_) September 3, 2019
ONGC tweeted that the fire had broken out in Uran's oil & gas processing plant. It also stated that ONGC fire services and crisis management team swiftly moved in to contain the fire. There was no impact on its oil processing, said a company official. ONGC said that gas has been diverted to Hazira Plant, the situation is being assessed, and the company issued a statement on the fire and its containment:
A fire broke out in storm water drainage early morning 2day in Uran oil & gas processing plant.ONGC fire services & crisis managemnt team immediately pressed in2 action. Fire is being contained. No impact on Oil processing.Gas diverted to Hazira Plant. Situation is being assessed— ONGC (@ONGC_) September 3, 2019