A worker sustained injuries after a fire broke out at a plant of Shalimar Paints Ltd company at Gonde Dumala village in Igatpuri taluka of the district, police said on Sunday.
“The incident occurred at around 9:30 PM Saturday night and soon spread across the plant. One worker, identified as Vishvambhardas Yadav received burn injuries and was taken to Nashik civil hospital.
Fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the blaze was contained,” an official of Wadivhare police station said.
Locals residing in the nearby areas of the factory premises were shifted to safer places as a precautionary measure, while vehicular movement on the busy Mumbai-Agra national highway was closed for safety for sometime, the officer said. The exact cause behind the fire is yet to be ascertained, he said.
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