Massive Fire Breaks Out In Haldia Refinery


Haldia: A massive fire has broke out at Haldia refinery on Thursday. Ten fire tenders from the state fire department have rushed to the spot to douse the flame. The fire kept under control after an hour.

According to sources, there are no report of any casualties so far. . Suddenly fire engulfed VDU unit of refinery. Panic sparked among the workers. Immediately, refinery officials called the fire brigade to douse the flame. Authority launched an investigation to reveal the cause of fire.

The Haldia Refinery for processing 2.5 MMTPA of Middle East crude was commissioned in January, 1975 with two sectors – one for producing fuel products and the other for Lube base stocks. The unit was totally shut down after the fire incident.