Mumbai: Four persons were injured in a fire accident on Monday in a chemical factory in Ambernath in Thane district of Maharashtra. The fire broke out at a site which is about 100 metres from the railway track. Therefore, the Central Railway authorities halted the train services in the area.

The fire accident was reported at around 2 PM from the Persia Chemical Factory, said a fire brigade official from Ambernath Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC). The incident took place in Morivali MIDC, which is over 60 kilometres from Mumbai.

Soon after the incident, the fire brigade units of Ambernath, Badlapur, Kalyan and Ulhasnagar rushed to the spot with their personnel, fire engines and tankers. “There were 13 workers inside the factory at the time of the fire and all started running when it broke out. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital and are out of danger,” said Senior Inspector KG Chavan of Ambernath police station.

Meanwhile, the fire at the site has been brought under control as fire fighters have begun their cooling operations, stated KG Chavan. A case has been registered, added the officer.

Last month, a level-three fire broke out in a Mumbai slum at Lalmati, opposite the Bandra Fire Station. Nine fire tenders rushed to the spot to douse the flames.

(With PTI inputs)