Fire breaks out at IOC depot in Navi Mumbai


Staff member
Mumbai January 18:

A major fire broke out at the Indian Oil Corporation depot at Taloja in Navi Mumbai in the wee hours today, destroying around 40,000 litres of lubricant oil.

The fire broke out at around 1 AM and about 25-30 fire engines were rushed to the spot to douse the flames, a fire brigade official said. "The blaze began from containers containing lubricant oil. Thousands of drums with 200 litres capacity each, stored in the godown caught fire and it destroyed around 40,000 litres of lubricant oil," the official said.

No casualties have been reported, the official said, adding, the flames have been partially brought under control and fire fighting operations are on. In October 2009, a fire had broken at an IOC depot near Jaipur and left 10 people dead.