Chennai: A fire broke out at a chemical warehouse here on Saturday and spread quickly across the facility, damaging raw materials worth about Rs 100 crore, a top Fire and Rescue Services official said. Also Read - Safety Masks For Rs 10? Tamil Nadu Prisoners Help in Overcoming The Shortage For Policemen And Public

The blaze, amid clouds of thick black smoke, spread rapidly since the chemical was highly combustible and the cause of the fire was being probed, DGP, Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services, C Sylendra Babu said. Also Read - 22-Year-Old Student Dies After Walking 450km from Wardha to Reach Home in Tamil Nadu Amid Lockdown

As many as 32 fire tenders, including six which were foam-based, were used and about 500 personnel deployed to douse the fire, he said. Also Read - Watch | This Innovative Tunnel in Tamil Nadu's Tiruppur Disinfects As You Walk Along It

Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited too aided the effort to douse the fire following a request, the official said.

It was not immediately known if anyone was injured.