Massive fire at power-substation in Noida, firefighting operations underway

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Updated: Aug 19, 2020 2:11 PM

Noida fire: Fire breaks out at a power-substation of the NPCL in Noida Sector 148.

noida fire todayMassive fire at substation of Noida Power Company Limited (NPCL) in sector 148. (ANI photo)

A massive fire broke out at a power-substation in Noida amid heavy rain on Tuesday morning. According to news agency ANI, fire was reported at the substation of Noida Power Company Limited (NPCL) in Sector 148.

everal fire tenders have reached the site and firefighting operations underway. The blaze broke out at around 8:30 am. The situation is yet to be brought under control. There was no report of any casualty or damage to any other property.

Several transformers at the power-substation are said to have been damaged in the fire.

“No one was hurt in the fire that broke out in a transformer at the power station of Noida Power Company Limited (NPCL) in Sector 148. The blaze was reported around 8:30 AM,” the officials said.

Thick smoke billowed from the power station and could be seen in the sky from a distance. It was controlled by 10:30 AM. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, according to police officials.

“Around a dozen fire tenders were rushed to the spot immediately and fire-fighting lasted for about two hours. The blaze was eventually doused and the situation brought under control,” an official from the local Knowledge Park police station said.

The incident also led to a brief disruption in power supply to nearby areas.

NPCL, a joint venture between the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group and the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority, reaches out to a population of about 7 lakh spread across an area of 335 sq km, according to its website.

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