Strong smell of hydrocarbon was reported by Fire Station to Process Control Room at 0647 hrs on 03.09.2019 at Uran Plant of ONGC Ltd. Immediately, Resident Production Superintendent rushed to the area in full safety gears.
A fire tender also reached the site immediately with CISF personnel in full safety gears. Major fire incident occurred at 0655 hrs. All out efforts were made to control the fire and fire was brought under control by 0855 hr with firefighting by Fire section, Uran Plant as well as with the help of Fire Tenders from MARG (Mutual Aid Resource Group). Fire was completely extinguished by 1000 hrs. Three CISF fire personnel who had come along with fire tender and Resident Production Superintendent succumbed to fatal injury.
Gas processing was curtailed to maintain supplies to Plant’s Gas Turbines for power generation and to meet full requirement of Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) and remaining gas from Mumbai Offshore was diverted to ONGC’s Hazira Plant. Meanwhile, the Offshore Crude supply remains unaffected.
The location of Fire was near Demineralized Water Plant (Oily Water Sewage Pit) and CISF security cabin which is outside the main process area.