SIX OLD houses in Mulkhed village, near Ghotawade, around 25 kilometre from Pune city, were completely gutted on Tuesday evening after a major fire broke out. No casualties were reported in the incident. Loss of life and further damage to houses was avoided after villagers removed the gas cylinders from the houses before the fire brigade teams reached the spot.
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As per the information given by Pune city fire brigade, a call pertaining to fire breakout in houses in Mulkhed was received around 6.30 pm on Tuesday.
Two fire tenders from Hinjewadi fire station and one from Pashan were sent to the spot.
“Before the fire tenders could reach the spot, the villagers had removed the gas cylinders from the houses avoiding further loss of properties. Our tenders reached the spot around 6.50 pm and it took two hours to completely douse the fire.” said a fire brigade staffer.
“All the houses were old and a lot of wood was used in the construction. The fire was intense as many wooden pillars and beams had caught fire, thus requiring more time for us to control it.”