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Fire at Mumbai Ceat tyre unit, train services affected

PTI  Mumbai , February 23, 2014
First Published: 19:19 IST(23/2/2014) | Last Updated: 08:11 IST(24/2/2014)

A massive fire on Sunday gutted a tyre manufacturing unit, situated alongside Nahur suburban railway station near Bhandup in north-eastern Mumbai and also disrupted the train services, officials said.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) disaster management cell said that as many as 10 fire tenders and an equal number of water tankers were immediately rushed to the spot to extinguish the blaze, which could not be brought under control till late evening on Sunday.

A major fire breaks out on the premises of a CEAT tyre manufacturing company in Nahur, near Bhandup in Mumbai. (Photo by A Prashant)

"There was detail of any casualties or loss of property immediately after the incident," the BMC official said.

Electricity supply to the Nahur suburban railway station had to be shut down due to the fire in the Ceat tyre factory.

A senior railway official said that suburban local trains running towards Kalyan from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station, on central line, were running late by at least half an hour after trains moving on the slow track had to be diverted onto the fast track beyond the Vikhroli suburban railway station.

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