Fire in Vehicle Carrying LPG Cylinders Near Mathura Refinery

A fire broke out in a pick-up truck laden with LPG cylinders near gate number 9 of Mathura Refinery.

Published: 24th April 2016 06:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th April 2016 06:38 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

MATHURA: A fire broke out in a pick-up truck laden with LPG cylinders near gate number 9 of Mathura Refinery here today, police said.

"The fire broke out when the driver of the truck was getting some portion of his truck welded and the truck laden with LPG cylinders caught fire", ASP Refinery Police Station Kunvar Anupam Singh said.

Five fire tenders were rushed in after the incident was reported in the afternoon.

Since, the cylinders were carrying bare minimum LPG, the fire could be controlled sooner.

"Fire tenders from neighbouring districts were also requisitioned besides the ones available locally," he said.

"Since fire could be controlled within half an hour, the fire tenders from neighbouring districts were sent back. The flames were totally doused in two hours", he said.

"The spark from welding machine somehow came into contact of LPG", District Fire Station Officer B P Tripathi said, adding, some quantity of LPG is left over even in used cylinders.

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