A fire was reported in two neighbouring godowns storing packaging material and clothing in Nana Peth early Tuesday, said fire department officials. No casualties were reported in the fire.
Officials of the Pune Fire Brigade said they received a call about the fire at 5.15 am. Three fire tenders from the nearby fire brigade stations were pressed into action, officials said.
Fire Officer Pradeep Khedekar said, “Two adjacent godowns had storage of bakery packaging materials and clothing items. The facility storing packaging material is smaller in area, around 300 square feet, and the one storing clothing items is around 2,000 square feet. The primary probe suggests that the fire started in packaging storage and then spread to the clothing godown. No staffers were present inside and both godowns were locked. We had to break the locks to enter the premises.”
Khedekar added by the time they brought the fire under control it had caused major damage to packaging storage and partial damage in the adjacent facility.
“The fire was extinguished within 10 minutes and did not spread to any other adjacent buildings. We also removed a gas cylinder from the packaging storage. The primary cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. The owner of the packaging storage said their power connection was recently disconnected. The police will launch further investigation into the causes of the fire,” added Khedekar.