Baghjan fire contained to well: Oil India

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on June 11, 2020 Published on June 11, 2020

An aerial view of the Baghjan oil field engulfed in fire, in Tisukia, Assam   -  PTI

The fire in Oil India Limited’s (OIL) Baghjan field has been contained to the well itself, according to the company.

An Oil India statement said, “The extent of the fire has been contained to the well. Spread of fire to nearby villages has been contained. No flash fire is reported from the nearby areas.”

OIL said that in order to arrest any untoward incidents of flash fire, Fire Tenders are kept ready at site.

One high discharge water pump will be placed at the fire site on Thursday to begin the preliminary work at site as part of a roadmap for the well control operation. A detailed roadmap for the same is expected to be ready by Thursday evening, OIL said.

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Published on June 11, 2020
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