HANS India reported that a minor fire broke out at sinter plant in Visakhapatnam Steel Plant of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited on 4 February 2020 evening. The incident happened when the welding work was in progress. It is learnt that the heat generated near the coal area led to the fire mishap at the conveyor belt. About 200 metres of the belt were said to be damaged in the accident. Fire extinguishers rushed to the spot and doused the flames. Fortunately, no one was injured in the mishap.
However, the exact extent of damage is yet to be ascertained. Meanwhile, production resumed after few hours.