Massive Fire at Garment Factory in Thane’s Bhiwandi; Rescue Ops on

Massive Fire at Garment Factory in Thane’s Bhiwandi; Rescue Ops on

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Fire broke out this morning in a residential building at the powerloom town of Bhiwandi in Thane district, with about 20 residents rushing to the terrace to escape the blaze.

No casualty was reported so far. However, an elderly woman sustained minor wounds while being rescued, he said.

The blaze occurred in a godown where powerloom-related material like oil and yarn were stored on the ground floor of three-storey Aam Manzil, a building in a residential locality of Nagaon in Bhiwandi, Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation’s disaster control section chief Namdeo Gaikwad said.

Fire tenders from Kalyan, Thane, and four fire stations of Bhiwandi were rushed to the spot and the blaze was brought under control, he said.

About 15-20 people in the building were shifted to the top floor as a precautionary measure since cooling operations were underway on the ground floor, he said.

Senior officials of the civic body, fire brigade and police department were at the spot.

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