New Delhi: At least 40 godowns of wooden furniture were gutted after massive fire broke out at a wholesale market in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra. No casualty was reported in the blaze that started around 11 pm on Friday at the Mahalaxmi Furniture market located near Kasheli toll plaza.Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: Railways Plans to Operate 36 Pairs of Trains With Additional Coaches In These States | Full List Here

“The fire broke out at one of the furniture godowns, which quickly spread to the adjoining storerooms. Around 40 of these units were completely destroyed in the incident,” chief of Thane Municipal Corporation’s Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) Santosh Kadam said. Also Read - As India Detects Cases of Omicron Variant, States Issue Stern Guidelines For Travellers | Check SOPs Here

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On being informed, the fire brigade personnel from Thane and Bhiwandi, a team of the RDMC and fire engines rushed to the place, he said.

“The fire was brought under control by 4.45 am today,” Kadam said. The reason for the fire is yet to be known.