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Pune: Major Fire In Chemical Factory, No Injuries Reported
A major fire broke out at a chemical manufacturing unit in in Kurkumbh MIDC in Daund taluka of Pune district on Friday morning.
Pune: Major Fire Bursted In Chemical Factory, None Injured
NEW DELHI: Major fire broke out at a chemical manufacturing unit in Pune district on Friday morning, said officials.
There are no casualties as of now caused by the incident as the plant, located in Kurkumbh MIDC on Pune-Solapur Road, was in a vicinity of a fire brigade, officials reported.
"The blaze erupted around 10. 30 am. Water tankers were rushed to the site and the fire was doused. Cooling operation is underway now," the official said.
He added that drums containing acetone and ethanol were kept at the plant.
"As the fire spread, those drums caught fire and exploded. A blanket of thick black smoke engulfed the area after the blaze. Nobody was injured in the incident as the plant was shut," the official said.
On receiving information, Devendra Potphode, chief fire officer of Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA), said that several fire tenders were rushed to the spot at Kusmum Distillation and Refining Private Limited Company to control the huge fire.
The incident was noticed after a huge sound was heard in the area. Flames and smoke emerged blowing from the office premises which triggered chaos the area for a while.
Baramati MP Supriya Sule said also took to Twitter and shared about the incident. She wrote, "Kusum Chemicals in Kurkumbh MIDC is on fire.I spoke with Shri. Naval Kishore Ram-Pune District Collector. The administration has started the relief work.I am monitoring the situation and coordinating relief measures along with the administration. I urge all the citizens not to panic."
कुरकुंभ एमआयडीसी परिसरात लागलेली आग आता पुर्णतः विझविण्यात यश आले आहे.अग्नीशमन यंत्रणा अजूनही घटनास्थळीच आहे.परिसरातील कारखान्यांत काम करणारे कामगार बाहेर काढण्यात आले.कुठलीही अप्रिय घटना घडू नये यासाठी वेगाने हालचाली करण्यात आल्या, याबद्दल सर्व यंत्रणांचे आभार. pic.twitter.com/HQSnk1a8Cg— Supriya Sule (@supriya_sule) May 22, 2020