Fire damages 3 Navi Mumbai industrial units; no casualty
Fire broke out in a unit located in Mahape TTC industrial area on Saturday morning; blaze under control but thick smoke still coming out of the unitUpdated: Jun 02, 2018 15:03 IST
Fire broke out in a factory in Navi Mumbai’s Mahape TTC industrial area and spread to two other units on Saturday. No one was injured in the incident as the fire started very early in the morning.
The fire broke out around 2.30am in units located on plots A67 and A68. “The fire started in A68, which is PacoPacK Industries, a firm that manufactures pharmaceutical packaging material. It then spread to Malvika Synthetic Pvt. Ltd. next to it,” said MIDC fire officer Surendra Chaudhary. “It spread to Utomauki, another unit, which had scrap stored in it.”
Seven fire engines from the MIDC fire station, NMMC, Thane and Reliance were put into service and battled the raging blaze for close to four hours before it was brought under control. “We managed to bring it under control in some time, but cooling operations took several hours,” Chaudhary said.
He added: “Prima facie, it appears that the fire was caused by a short circuit. Further investigations are on. The damages incurred are yet to be ascertained.”