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Fire destroys chemical godown in Bhiwandi


Thane: A devastating fire today destroyed a chemical godown in Purna village on the outskirts of Bhiwandi here, police said.

Giving details of the fire which broke out at about 8.15 AM, the chief of RDMC at Thane Municipal Corporation, Santosh Kadam said the blaze began in one of the godowns at Jai Shree Ram Compound in the village.

The chemicals stored in the godown was completely destroyed in the fire triggering a foul odour. However, there were no casualties in the blaze.

Fire officer of Bhiwandi fire station, Dattatraya Dalvi who supervised the fire fighting operations told PTI that the cause of fire was immediately not known and the also the nature of the chemicals in the godown remains to be ascertained.

Fire fighters from Bhiwandi, Thane and Kalyan were rushed to the scene and flames were brought under control by about 1 pm.

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