Fire erupts in Vallur Thermal Power Plant near Chennai
- A turbine in the third unit burst, leading to a shutdown in power generation.
- So far, no casualties have been reported.
- The Fire and Rescue services rushed to the spot.
A fire broke out at the NTECL Vallur Thermal Power Plant near Chennai on Sunday after a turbine in the third unit burst leading to suspension of power generation, Fire and Rescue Services officials said.
There was no casualty in the fire, official sources said. The power plant is operated by the NTPC Tamil Nadu Energy Company Ltd- a joint venture between National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd (NTPC) and Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation.
Six fire tenders doused the fire in about two hours, the officials said. The incident happened after the turbine from where the power is generated burst in the third unit. Power generation has been suspended since then. The thermal power plant generates 3x500 MW coal based power, according to company website.