Essar power station catches fire

Published: 26th October 2012 11:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th October 2012 11:10 AM   |  A+A-


A major fire broke out at an electrical sub-station on the premises of Essar Steel plant here on Thursday. Though the exact cause of the fire at the MRS sub-station was yet to be ascertained, it was suspected to have erupted due to short circuit.

 A security guard of the company was injured in the mishap.

Eight fire tenders fought for nearly three hours to control the fire which damaged a 220 KV sub-station. Though the cost of  damage is not known yet, unofficial sources put the figure at ` 1 crore.  In a release, the company management stated that measures are being taken to avoid such mishaps in the future.

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