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Home / India News / Fire breaks out at oil warehouse in TN, over 500 firemen involved in rescue ops

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

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.

india Updated: Feb 29, 2020 20:34 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
To a large extent the fire at oil warehouse in Chennai’s Madhavaram area has been put out, a senior fire official 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 )

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.