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Even after 24 hours, Visakhapatnam fire 'raging and out of control'; 41 fire tenders rushed

The major fire that broke out at a bio-diesel manufacturing unit in Visakhapatnam Special Economic Zone in the city is still raging as efforts are on to douse the flame, officials said.


Even after 24 hours, Visakhapatnam fire 'raging and out of control'; 41 fire tenders rushed
Pic Courtesy: ANI

Visakhapatnam: The major fire that broke out at a bio-diesel manufacturing unit in Visakhapatnam Special Economic Zone in the city is still raging as efforts are on to douse the flame, officials said.

According to ANI report, the fire is still out of control and at least 41 fire tenders have been rushed to the spot.

Visakhapatnam District Collector N Yuvaraj told PTI that at least 40 fire tenders from Navy, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, and Port Trust are working to put out the fire that broke out at the Biomax Fuels Limited in Duvvada in Visakhapatnam at 7.30 pm yesterday.

No casualties have been reported in the incident so far.

Biomax Fuels Ltd has a manufacturing capacity of five lakh tonnes of bio-diesel from multi-feedstock at VSEZ. The Collector said out of 18 storage tanks located at the site, 12 caught fire. It is expected to be brought under control in next few hours as the entire oil in the tanks has to burn completely, he said.

Meanwhile, the authorities are taking steps to avoid the fire from spreading to six others tanks.  

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