Fire breaks out at Angul JSPL

Angul: A fire broke out in the SMS cooling tower of the Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) here on Monday.

The incident took place at around 10 am when the plant was operational. However, no casualties were reported in the incident.

While the exact cause of the blaze is yet to be ascertained, preliminary investigations reveal the fire could have taken place due to a short circuit in the factory.

Two fire tender teams of the JSPL steel plant were pressed into service to douse the flames.

The concerned authorities are monitoring the situation. The amount of property loss is yet to be estimated, sources said.