Pune hearth, Kurkumbh MIDC hearth accident: A significant hearth broke out at a chemical manufacturing unit in Pune on Friday morning. The incident got here to gentle after an enormous sound was heard by locals within the space, prompting them to boost an alarm. The chemical firm is predicated in Kurkumbh MIDC in Daund taluka on Pune-Solapur Road.
As quickly as the hearth division learnt in regards to the hearth, it rushed 5 hearth tenders to douse the flames. Visuals present clouds of thick black smoke billowing from a chemical plant unit.
According to the hearth division, the blaze erupted round 10.30 am. “Water tankers were rushed to the site and the fire was doused. Cooling operation is underway now,” an official instructed information company PTI.
Devendra Potphode, chief hearth officer of Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA), mentioned that the hearth engulfed unit of the Kusmum Distillation and Refining Private Limited Company.
Police mentioned no casualties have been reported to date within the incident and it was sealed after hearth officers doused the flames.
Police mentioned drums containing acetone and ethanol have been stored on the plant.
“As the fire spread, those drums caught fire and exploded. A blanket of thick black smoke engulfed the area after the blaze. Nobody was injured in the incident as the plant was shut,” police mentioned.