Massive fire broke out near an oil godown in Rajasthan’s Ajmer on Saturday morning. Over two dozen fire tenders were rushed to the spot. They have not been able to douse the blaze. News Nation has learnt that the officials have not been able to find out the reason of the fire. No casualty or injuries have been reported so far. Flame billowing from the spot could be seen from the distance. Rescuers say that hot air is aiding the blaze in spreading to a larger area.
The fire was reported from a Mandi located on Beawar Road in Ajmer. The officials said that the oil godown in the Mandi is completely gutted. Initial probe reveals that the stock stored inside the Mandi is likely to be unusable after the fire is doused. Officials from Ramganj Police Station and the fire department are at the spot.
This is the second major fire incident from Rajasthan in last 10 day. On May 29, massive fire had broken out at an oil refinery in Bikaner. The firefighters managed to douse the blaze at Bikaner oil refinery after mega operations that ran for more than five hours. The fire that started at around 2 am in the early morning hours and soon spread to other parts of the refinery. The incident took place in Khara Industrial Area of. The administration jumped into action and evacuated the entire industrial area. All fire tenders in Bikaner were rushed to the spot to douse the blaze. Police and the other officials had launched a joint operation to make sure that there was minimum damage. No casualty was reported in the blaze. After an overnight operation that ran for five hours, the firefighters managed to douse the blaze.
Last month, a massive fire had broken out at an oil plant in Gujarat’s Banaskantha. Initial estimate suggested that property worth Rs 25 crore was gutted in the blaze. The blaze brings back the memories of the 2018 incident in Mumbai where over 40 people were injured at Bharat Petroleum’s refinery. The incident took place at the public sector oil firm's plant on the Mahul Road in Chembur area of East Mumbai around August 9 last year.