Major fire breaks out in steel plant at Athagarh

Athgarh: A major fire broke out at a steel plant in Athagarh yesterday night gutting its blast furnace. The incident occurred in TS Alloys based in Anantpur area of Athagarh. No loss of life has been reported. However, according to sources, a blast furnace of the plant was totally gutted in the process.

The fire broke out when the plant was operational. Five fire tenders were pressed into service and the fire was brought under control at around 4 AM in the morning, informed sources.

More than 30 workers were present when the fire broke out.