‘Small’ blaze at De­li­mara gas power sta­tion ex­tin­guished in min­utes, Elec­troGas says

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

Pic­tures up­loaded to Face­book show smoke ris­ing above the LNG power sta­tion and tanker in De­li­mara on Wed­nes­day.

The in­ci­dent, which took place yes­ter­day morn­ing, was ac­knowl­edged by Elec­troGas, the owner of the gas-fired power sta­tion.

“To­day at ap­prox­i­mately 11.55am some in­su­la­tion ma­te­rial and card­board caught fire in an iso­lated area on the Elec­troGas com­pound,” the com­pany said.

“The in­ci­dent, which was re­lated to some fi­nal works, was not in an op­er­a­tional area of the plant and was de­tected early by the con­trol room and se­cu­rity staff. The in­stalled fire­fight­ing equip­ment was able to ex­tin­guish the fire in a mat­ter of min­utes. Po­lice units at­tended and a fire brigade was called to site as a pro­tec­tive mea­sure.”

The po­lice and the Civil Pro­tec­tion De­part­ment made no ref­er­ence to the De­li­mara case.

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