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A devastating fire destroyed a polyester yarn manufacturing unit in neighbouring Palghar district this morning, police said. The blaze at the unit located at Kudus under Wada taluka started from one corner of the facility and quickly spread and engulfed the entire structure, reducing it to ashes, Assistant Police Inspector S N Chowdhar of Wada said.
There was as no casualty, he said, adding fire brigade was immediately mobilised from nearby Bhiwandi, Kalyan and other places.
Quoting fire services officials, Chowdhar said till around 10 AM only 15 per cent of the blaze was put out and it will take another 5 to 6 hours to completely douse the flames.
Thick smoke from burning polyester billowed from the unit making fire-fighting operation difficult, the police official said.
A short circuit was believed to have caused the fire, he said.