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 - UK Variant Dominant in North India, Double Mutant in Maharashtra, Gujarat; COVID Spreads Tentacles in Southern States | Highlights

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 - Petrol, Diesel Prices Rise For Second Day Across India: Check Revised Rates in Delhi, Mumbai, Other Cities

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 - Tamil Nadu Election Results 2021: Here's Full List of Winners Constituency-wise

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.