Sylhet Kumargaon power plant fire under control
Published: 02:40 PM, 17 November 2020 Updated: 03:50 PM, 17 November 2020
The fire that broke out at the 320-MW power plant at Kumargaon in Sylhet came under control after an hour’s effort
The fire that broke out at the 320-MW power plant on Tuesday morning at Kumargaon in Sylhet has been brought under control.
Seven units of the fire service personnel brought the fire under control in an hour-long effort. Although the amount of damage was not known yet, the power supply was still cut off in the Sylhet division.
Sylhet Fire Service Deputy Director Shawkat Ali said the fire was brought under control around 12:20 pm on Monday. Earlier, a fire broke out at Kumargaon power plant at 11:20 am.
According to PDB sources, the first fire broke out at the 20 MW plant. Later, it spread to the 225 grid plant. The fire then spread to a few more grids.
PDB executive engineer Fazlur Rahman said 4-5 transformers are completely burnt. The situation could have been direr if the fire service had not brought the fire under control quickly.
He added that the cost of each transformer is Tk 5-6 crore. It will take time to overcome this loss. The whole station has to be set up again. We are working to quickly normalize the situation.