New Delhi: A major fire broke out in a foam factory in Barnala city of Punjab, a news agency ANI reported on Tuesday. Fire tenders have been rushed to the spot. No casualties or injuries have been reported yet. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. More details are yet awaited.
Panic gripped in the area due to the unfortunate incident. Rescue officials were seen putting efforts to douse the flames. A thick cloud of smoke was seen emanating from the far.
In another incident, a massive fire that erupted on Monday near the Aarey Colony forest in Mumbai’s suburban Goregaon was doused on Tuesday morning. As per initial reports, no casualty or property damage was reported.
Fire department officials had been trying to contain the fire since Monday evening but the wind coming from the hills made the task difficult, triggering an alarm as flames threatened to affect the tribal residents in the city’s biggest green lung.
The blaze started around 6:30 pm in an open plot near an IT Park along the General Arun Kumar Vaidya Marg in the western suburb, located adjacent to the Colony.
A total of 10 firefighting engines, seven JTs, and three Quick Response Vehicles were pressed into service to douse the fire. Apart from fire personnel, forest officers and Mumbai police personnel also helped in putting out the flames.