Greater Noida, Nov 30 (PTI) A fire broke out at a chemical factory in the Surajpur industrial area around noon today.Also Read - Bihar Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Singh Passes Away Due to COVID-19 at Patna Hospital

It took firemen 4 hours to extinguish the blaze completely. No causality was reported as workers moved out safely. Also Read - Bihar cabinet rechristen 'Excise service' as 'Prohibition service'

The dense chemical-laced smoke, however, made breathing difficult in areas around the site. Also Read - Bihar Cabinet approves Fisheries College at Kishanganj

Chief Fire Officer Arun Kumar Singh said that “It was a chemical based factory. Company owner Ankit Gupta today afternoon informed about the fire incident”.

He said that seven fire tenders were rushed there.

“Chemical drums stored at the factory were exploding like bombs. This was causing difficulty in controlling the fire as when the firemen would manage to control the blaze in one portion, another drum would catch fire from the splinters,” an official said.

The poisonous gas made breathing difficult in the nearby areas.

“It took four hours to extinguish the fire completely.

Loss of goods may be worth lakhs,” said Singh.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.