Rourkela: A transformer and other electric equipment worth lakhs of rupees were gutted after a major fire broke out at Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Ltd (OPTCL)’s grid at Powerhouse Road in Rourkela on Friday.
The electrical grid reportedly caught fire at around 1 pm. Apart from the transformer, 25kv electric wires and other items of the electric department were reduced to ashes in the fire. Amid the scorching heat, the fire triggered panic among the residents.
Later, five firefighting teams from Rourkela Steel Plant and state fire service department rushed to the spot and doused the flame.
“Efforts are on to restore electricity to those areas which have plunged into darkness following the fire outbreak,” said an official of OPTCL.