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FIRE NEAR CRUDE OIL STORAGE TANK AT CPCL’S MANALI REFINERY

There was a oil sludge fire near the Tank Farm at CPCL’s Manali Refinery at about 11.10 a.m. this morning (25.01.2005). The fire occurred during a welding work undertaken adjoining the tank. Subsequently the grass in the tank farm area also caught fire. CPCL’s fire tenders immediately rushed to the area and put off the fire.

A column of dense black smoke arose due to the burning of sludge and dry grass soaked in sludge. The situation was brought under control within 30 minutes.

There was no injury to any personnel and no damage to any property or product. Plant operations were not affected by this incident.


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