Fire breaks out at oil warehouse in TN, over 500 firemen involved in rescue ops

Updated on Feb 29, 2020 08:34 PM IST

At least 26 fire tenders, six foam tenders were present at the spot and over 500 firemen were involved the rescue operations, Sylendra Babu, Additional Director, Fire and Rescue Service, Tamil Nadu said.

To a large extent the fire at oil warehouse in Chennai’s Madhavaram area has been put out, a senior fire official said.(ANI Photo)
To a large extent the fire at oil warehouse in Chennai’s Madhavaram area has been put out, a senior fire official said.(ANI Photo)
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

A fire broke out at an oil warehouse in Madhavaram area of Tamil Nadu’s Chennai on Saturday, reported news agency ANI.

At least 26 fire tenders, six foam tenders were present at the spot and over 500 firemen were involved the rescue operations, Sylendra Babu, Additional Director, Fire and Rescue Service, Tamil Nadu said.

“To a large extent, fire has been put out. It’s a godown of a chemical-based material used for medical purpose, so possibility of poisonous gas ruled out,” Babu told ANI.

Watch: Fire breaks out at oil warehouse in Chennai’s Madhavaram

 

More details are awaited.

 

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