Rescue workers localized fire on the territory of the sunflower and oil-and-fat products plant of the “Delta Wilmar CIS” group of companies near Odesa, according to the press service of the head department of the State Emergency Service in Odesa region.
“As of 7:00 a.m. on November 7, the fire was extinguished on the territory of 1500 sw.m. No casualties or injuries reported,” reads the statement.
Oleksandr Krytsky, the representative of the State Emergency Service in Odesa region, some ignition sources were still active under debris, however, there was no major degradation of the situation reported.
“There were some difficulties in firefighting activity due to the sizzling hot palm oil, thus the fire spread quickly over the vast territory. There was also a threat of the building collapse, blast and spread of fire onto the other production facilities, buildings, and tanks with oil,” Oleksandr Krytsky reported.
Krynsky also explained that supposedly there were non-critical hazardous substances emissions, though, with the regular air pollution measurements carried out, the hazardous substances concentration does not expose the limits.
As we reported earlier, an oil processing plant in Odesa region is on fire; the incident occurred at about 7.40 p.m. The report appeared on the website of the State Emergency Service.
The staff of the plant was timely evacuated.
Fire rescue crew of the Emergency Service reached the site and found out that the raw material burns in the air compressor room. 75 people and 22 fire vehicles of the Service are involved in fire extinguishing works.