A fire at Steel Authority of India Ltd's IISCO steel plant in Burnpur, India, on 25 September has been 'immediately extinguised', claims the Indian steelmaker.

The fire in new coke oven battery number 11 broke out during a planned shutdown 'for carrying out rectification jobs' in one of the pre-heaters of the coke oven battery.

According to SAIL, around 21 people were affected and have been given immediate medical attention at the plant's medical unit and at Burnpur hospital. Two contractors were admitted to the hospital's ICU.