Pune: Fire broke out in a fibre factory near Bhavani Peth in Pune, said ANI. Nine fire tenders were at the spot. There is no report of any casualties. This is a developing story and more details are awaited. (Also read: Fire Breaks Out at Apeejay House in Kolkata)
Elsewhere, in Kolkata, a fire broke out at a textile shop close to Posta, Kolkata’s biggest wholesale market, just three days after the blaze at Apeejay House in the city. The fire broke out at the textile shop at 3 PM and could be brought under control at about 6 PM, a fire brigade official said.
There was no injury or casualty in the fire, the police said. Altogether, six fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames in the textile shop. Firefighters fought the blaze and brought it under control before it engulfed the adjacent congested area.
People in the adjacent area were evacuated earlier, while traffic from the nearby roads was diverted. Causes of the fire or the extent of damages were yet to be ascertained, fire brigade sources said. Posta is a part of Burrabazar, one of the largest wholesale markets of the country, where the six-storied Bagri Market was gutted in a blaze about two months ago.