12 Workers Rescued after Kashmir Power Plant Fire

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power plant fire protectionTwelve workers were rescued on Thursday after a major fire at a Kashmir Power Plant. 

"The fire at Uri hydro electric project has been brought under control and 12 workers trapped inside the project have been evacuated safety," a government spokesperson said.

The plant is run by government-owned National Hydroelectric Power Corporation. 

There are no reports of casualties.

Smoke was billowing from the underground tunnel.  "Fire tenders from Uri and Baramulla have been rushed to the spot to contain the fire and prevent it from spreading," said Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Farooq Ahmad Lone.

The cause is believed to have been from a technical issue in a transformer, but it is still being investigated.