Published On : Mon, Apr 6th, 2015

Major fire at 210 MW Unit of Khaparkheda Thermal Power Station; no casualty reported


A major fire broke out at 210 Megawatt Unit No. 4 of Khaparkheda Thermal Power Station on Sunday night. The fire that erupted around 9.30 pm created ripples as the inferno threatened to spread to hydrogen storage. Had it engulfed that part it would have been a major disaster. As soon as the fire was noticed all the work at 210 Megawatt Unit No. 4 came to a grinding halt. A thick smoke billowed from the fiery spot sending the employees on a tizzy. However, no casualties have been reported.

The Fire Brigade was informed about the fire which dispatched six fire tenders. After hours of intense efforts the fire was brought under control. However, the cause of the fire could not be ascertained immediately. Officials of Khaparkheda Thermal Power Station and Fire Brigade have launched a probe to pinpoint the snag that led to the fire.