A fire that broke out inside a plastic godown at Achar Gali in Mumbra at 2 am on Monday spread to the neighbouring structures, reducing 22 godowns to ashes.
Santosh Kadam, regional disaster management officer, said, “Fortunately, no loss of life or casualty was reported in the mishap. Though the fire was brought under control by 8 am, we are still using water tankers as plastic takes time to burn out and reignites if not extinguished properly.”
He added that six water tankers and two fire engines were rushed to the spot after they received information about the mishap. “We are still trying to ascertain the reason behind this mishap,” Kadam said.
Also, the fire brigade officials are yet to asses the amount of property destroyed in the fire and will file a case after thorough investigation.