Pune: Fire at packaging unit in Bhosari

The fire had immediately spread to the storage area which houses stacks of packaging material like paper, plastic and cardboard roles.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Published: April 25, 2016 3:42 am
pune fire, fire in pune, bhosari fire, PCMC, indian express pune The fire took over 20 hours to be brought under control.

A major fire erupted at a packaging unit in Bhosari MIDC area in the early hours of Sunday. Though no casualties were reported, the intensity of the fire was so high that till 7 pm in the evening, the fire brigade was still making efforts to control it.

As per the information given by the fire brigade of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, their control room received a call at 2.21 am about a fire at Radheshyam Wellpack Packaging company. The fire had immediately spread to the storage area which houses stacks of packaging material like paper, plastic and cardboard roles.

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Duty officer at PCMC fire brigade control room said, “The intensity of the fire was very high. Initially, 10 fire tenders were pressed into action and several water tankers were sent as additional supply. Even hours of operation, till 7 pm on Sunday evening, efforts were still on to completely cool down all the areas and control the fire.”

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