Four workers were rescued after a massive fire broke out at a chemical factory situated in Bapuji Nagar in Bengaluru on Tuesday.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Sanjeev M Patil informed that no casualties have been reported so far. “As many as four workers were there in the factory when the fire broke out this morning. All of them have come out safely,” he said, adding that the reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained.
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Hours after the fire broke, firemen were seen making efforts to douse the fire completely even though they claimed that the area is out of danger.
Speaking to Indianexpress.com, District Fire Officer P M Nagesh said the fire is under control as of 6 pm. “However, we are yet to douse the fire completely. 25 units of fire tenders are now at the spot. While the investigation is on, we have been told by workers that the factory was used to store hand sanitizers in bulk.”
Nagesh added that the fire had spread to nearly four houses in the locality where the fire has been completely put out. “Around eight vehicles parked in the vicinity have also been damaged.”
Meanwhile, another senior official of the Fire and Emergency Services added that they were first alerted at 11.18 am. “Residents in the surroundings have been evacuated safely and all roads to the spot have been blocked,” the official explained.
Further, the official added that it took time for the fire tenders to reach the area as most roads that led to the factory were narrow and some were blocked due to traffic. The factory is situated near Mahadev School near New Guddadahalli on 1st Main Road in Bapuji Nagar.
A team from the jurisdictional Byatarayanapura police station has been deployed in the area to oversee the ongoing operation.
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