A minor fire incident happened with the stored waste propellant at Sriharikota.

The residual propellant generated from various process facilities of the Solid Propellant Booster (SPROB) plant is temporarily stored in an isolated waste propellant storage building for disposal purpose in SDSC SHAR Sriharikota. This waste material is burnt in a special pit as and when sufficient quantity is accumulated. A minor fire incident happened with the waste propellant kept in the isolated storage room. The incident happened at 19:00hr (IST) on Feb 26, 2017, which was brought under control, immediately by the Fire Services team. There is no damage to the structure of the storage room.