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Major fire breaks out in Reliance Jamnagar refinery

Written by: Staff

Jamnagar, Oct 25 (UNI) A major fire broke out at a VGO hydrotreater-II unit of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) located at its petroleum complex, near here, this morning.

According to an RIL statement issued here, the fire broke out around 1040 hrs in the Vacuum Gas Oil (VGO) hydrotreater-II unit.

The statement said in the fire one of the workers sustained serious burns and he had been admitted to a local hospital.

The fire was brought under control by the Reliance Plant's and fire fighting personnel in less than two hours.

The exact extent of damages to the VGO hydrotreater-II unit, which is one of the 40 units in the refinery complex, is being assessed.

As a precautionary measure, the neighbouring Diesel Hydrotreating Unit-II has also been shut down safely. However, it was expected that both the units would be re-started shortly, the statement said.

All other refinery units, including both the crude units and petrochemical units, are operating normally.

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