Fire at Bharat Petroleum refinery in Mumbai’s Chembur brought under control

A fire that broke out earlier today at a chemical refinery in Chembur, a large suburb in eastern Mumbai, has been brought under control. Cooling operations, however, are still on.

The fire broke out at the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited refinery in Chembur. It was brought under control quickly. Two people suffering minor injuries in the fire.

The blaze was classified at level three and seven fire engines, two foam tenders and two jumbo water tankers were sent to the spot to battle the blaze.

BPCL, in a statement, said that the fire broke out shortly before 3pm in the compressor shed of the refinery’s hydrocracker plan. “There has been minor injury sustained by two people. They were attended at our Refinery Medical Centre and are being taken to hospital for further treatment,” the company said.

While the blaze is under control, ancillary fire-fighting operations were on, as of last updating this report.
Residents in the area reported hearing a “blast-like sound” just before the fire broke out.