Mumbai: A fire broke out at a rubber factory at Pawne industrial area in neighbouring Navi Mumbai on Friday afternoon, an official said. As per preliminary reports, no causality has been reported so far. However, several fire tenders have rushed to the spot to bring the flame under control.
#WATCH Maharashtra | A massive fire that broke out in a rubber factory in Pawane Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) area in Navi Mumbai, earlier today, continues to blaze. Several fire tenders at the spot pic.twitter.com/KBq673dSy0
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The fire started in a rubber factory around 4 PM and spread to adjoining chemical company and a cold storage unit. Thick black smoke from the rubber factory enveloped the area which made fire-fighting and rescue operations difficult, officials said.
At least three industrial units in Pawne MIDC area in neighbouring Navi Mumbai were destroyed in the fire, news agency quoted officials.There were no reports of anyone getting injured and fire-fighting was still underway, they said.
Fire fighting vehicles of the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) and Navi Mumbai fire brigade were on the spot.
Personnel from the Turbhe police station have been deployed for crowd control as a large number of onlookers also gathered at the spot, said a police official.