STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Huge blaze at Tata Steel plant in UK

\'The men are well trained in reacting to these situations and the response was very good and people were safe,\' he said.

Published: 02nd June 2016 04:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2016 04:03 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

LONDON: A huge blaze involving thousands of litres of oil broke out at a Tata Steel plant in the UK today but there were no reports of any injuries.

The fire at the Aldwarke Lane plant in Rotherham, in the South Yorkshire region of England, was contained by this morning.

A Tata Steel spokesperson said the fire had broken out as part of the steel making process.

"The men are well trained in reacting to these situations and the response was very good and people were safe," he said.

"The fire is now contained and the emergency services are leaving the site and we are assessing the damage and the clean-up operations that need to occur," the spokesperson said.

People living in the area were advised to keep their doors and windows closed due to the amount of smoke in the area.

South Yorkshire Fire said the blaze broke out about 01:00 AM (local time) but has now been contained.

The service said the site had been evacuated and there were no reports of any injuries.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is now underway, South Yorkshire Fire said.

At the height of the blaze, 10 engines were reported at the scene.

Stay up to date on all the latest World news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp