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Major fire averted at Paruthippara Sub Station

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Paruthippara Sub StationA current transformer of a 20 MVA (mega volt-ampere) transformer of the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) at its Paruthipara substation caught fire on 12-02-2012 night disrupting power supply to the capital and suburbs. No one was injured in the incident that took place at 6.58 p.m., the KSEB said. The officials at the substation started fire-fighting after switching off the incoming feeders. When things ran out of control, the Kerala Fire and Rescue Service personnel were called in.

The power supply from the Paruthipara substation was switched off to prevent the fire from engulfing other transformers in the yard and to facilitate fire-fighting operations.

The timely intervention of the Fire and Rescue Services staff helped avoid a major accident as they could check the bursting of the CT and spread of fire to the other transformers.

Police personnel and a team led by Station Officer M. Rafeel and Assistant Station Officer Ajay T.K. managed to check the fire and bring the situation under control within 20 minutes. Fire and Rescue Services Control and KSEB officials said the cause for the fire was yet to be ascertained.

A KSEB official said the CT of one of the three transformers caught fire.

The power supply from Medical College, Paruthipara, Vattiyurkavu, Legislative Assembly, Power House, and Vizhinjam substations of the KSEB were affected by the incident. The power supply was restored later. The KSEB had suffered a loss of Rs.2 lakh on account of the fire, said the official.

Source- Hindu


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