Twenty fire engines rushed to the accident place after receiving the fire alert at around 2 am on Jan 17. However, no casualties have been reported so far.
According the sources, the fire emerged in containers that were holding lubricant oil and the officials are now afraid that if the fire spreads, it will envelop large tanks holding diesel which have been kept just 50 metres away.
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This is not the first time that such accident happened in Indian Oil Corporation's depots. In 2009, similar kind of incident was reported in Jaipur in which at least 10 people were dead and more than hundred were injured.