Vadodara: Fire erupted at a plant of the Gujarat refinery on the outskirts of the city in which one person was injured, official sources said on Wednesday.

"There was a fire near the flare knock out drum (KOD) of FCC (fluidized catalytic cracking) unit of Gujarat Refinery yesterday (Tuesday) at around midnight. As a precautionary measure, the unit was taken for safe shutdown," Anjali Bhave, the spokesperson of the refinery, said.

"Emergency response personnel extinguished the fire in about 10 minutes and one employee sustained burn injury. No casualty has been reported," she said.

The injured employee has been admitted to a private hospital for treatment. A multi-disciplinary committee has been constituted to investigate the cause of fire, she said.

From Wednesday morning, the unit has been restarted and Gujarat refinery's other processing units are operating normally, she said. Gujarat refinery, with 13.7 million refining capacity, is the largest refinery owned by the Indian Oil corporation (IOC).

(Agencies)

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