Vikash Sharma

A major fire broke out at the Kaniha plant of NTPC in Talcher on Saturday. As per initial reports, the fire was reported at the conveyor belt.

The exact reason that what caused the fire is not clear as of now. However, the entire area has been filled with smoke following the fire mishap at the NTPC plant.

Till the last report came in, more than two teams of the Odisha Fire Services Department had reportedly reached the spot and started an operation to douse the flames.

In its statement, NTPC officials informed that the fire was reported at around 8:10 am at the conveyor belt 15 A and B along with at coal transfer point 16 located between Unit 2 and 3. The fire was quickly responded by CISF Fire Wing and Plant Disaster team and doused fully.

“No person has received any injury apart from minor first aid to one CISF personnel during fire fighting. As a precautionary measure, Unit 3 of 500 MW was taken under shutdown for a brief time to contain fire. All other units are normal. The root cause of fire and damage is being assessed and necessary repair work will be started soon,”the NTPC said in  a statement.

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