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Navi Mumbai distillation lab gutted in fire

A biker moves past a burning vehicle

Mumbai : A distillation unit in adjoining Navi Mumbai was gutted in fire which broke out in the wee hours today.

No one was injured in the fire. The blaze started at around 4.50 AM in Welcome Laboratory at Khairane MIDC area in Navi Mumbai, fire officials said.

As many as 13 fire tenders were pressed into service and they took over three hours to douse the flames, the officials said.

“We successfully stopped the fire from spreading to adjacent buildings, which house laboratories of other companies,” an officer said.

However, the fire destroyed the entire distillation lab. The cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained.

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