Thane: A dyeing unit in the powerloom town of Bhiwandi in the district was today gutted in a fire. No one was injured in the blaze, a civic official said.
"The blaze erupted at around 3.40 AM in which a private dyeing unit was destroyed. At least 12 fire tenders including some from neighbouring Thane, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan and Ambernath were pressed into service," Datta Salvi, Chief Fire Officer of Bhiwandi Nizampur City Municipal Corporation, said.
The blaze was doused after around two hours and cooling operations are underway, he said.
According to Salvi, as a precautionary measure, people from a four-storey residential building adjacent to the unit were evacuated and shifted to safer places.
In late May, a massive fire broke out at a chemical factory in MIDC Phase 2 in Dombivli area in Thane killing 6 people and injuring more than 150 in a boiler blast. Charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder were slapped on owners.
The impact of the blast followed by a massive fire resulted in massive damage to two neighboring factories in the MIDC complex. (Read more)